Danish Muslims call off campaign
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- 31 January 2006
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Satisfaction with apologies from the Danish Prime Minister and Jyllands-Posten
The Danish Islamic Community (Islamisk Trossamfund) has announced a press conference at which the Muslim organisations that have co-operated in the controversy surrounding Jyllands-Posten’s cartoons will “thank the Prime Minister and Jyllands-Posten loud and clear” for what they have done,” writes Danmarks Radio on its website www.dr.dk.
“We must work together now that we have established the correct tone in the debate, and have started a proper dialogue about Islam and Muslims,” says Kasim Amat, a spokesman for the Danish Islamic Community told Radioavisen (Radio News). “We must also work towards ending the boycott which has harmed Danish businesses.”
Amat proposes that the Islamic organisations, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Dansk Industri (The Confederation of Danish Industries) and perhaps Arla Foods, despatch a joint mission to Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Grand Mufti.
“In this way, we can show what has happened and correct the misunderstandings,” Kasim Amat says. “This could possibly help.”
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