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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."

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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