NY Newsday: Protestors: Muhammad cartoon 'hate speech'

NY Newsday: Protestors: Muhammad cartoon 'hate speech'

Feb 5, 2006

newsday.jpg“This is hate speech, plain and simple,” declared Nahid Noori, 19, of Fresh Meadows, describing the caricatures of the prophet Muhammad in several European newspapers. Like many of the 400 New York-area Muslims who a braved biting wind yesterday to join a protest at the United Nations, Noori viewed the cartoons as not just blasphemy, but proof of rising Islamophobia.

But in sharp contrast to the Muslim demonstrators in Syria and Lebanon, who burned embassies and made death threats, nearly every speaker at yesterday’s rally organized by the Islamic Circle of North America, a Jamaica-based national group, decried violence as a response.

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