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Philly Inquirer didnt report threat of "attack" -caved to Muslims

Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]

Submitted by Ben van de Polder (United States), Feb 15, 2006 at 16:01

It appears that the editors at the Inquirer was to busy excusing themselves to Muslims for exercising their right to free speech(while lauding Muslims for exercising theirs), to mention a threat to their paper by a protester.

Iqbal Baqai, the Philadephia representative of ICNA, the Islamic Circle of North America, (a group linked to Al Qaeda) who also happens to be an employee of PECO, said that;

"We are going to keep protesting till they say they are sorry," he says. "Muslims are very angry and the Inquirer offices could even be attacked."
http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0209/p02s01-ussc.htm

Which begs the question as to how editor Amanda Bennett, who assured an interviewer that;" "Neither I nor the paper meant any disrespect to their religion and their prophet ", adding ;"I told them I was actually quite proud of them for exercising their freedom of speech" (PI 2/7/06), failed to report that the head of a radical Islamist organisation had warned that the Inquirer's offices could be targeted.




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