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What should *hopefully* be the last post on the topic…

I can’t help but quote Ahmad Humeid regarding the cartoons of the Prophet;

In the spirit of the life of the Prophet, here are 5 ways how the Muslim world could have responded the the Danish cartoons:

1. Apply to the Ministry of Culture in Denmark to organize a big exhibition about the Life of Prophet Mohammad and Islamic History. The Saudi and other Arab governments would finance this event and promote it in a big way in the Danish media.
2. Invite 100 Danish children to come and live with Arab and Muslim families to learn about life in today’s Arab and Muslim world.
3. Invite the editors of the Danish newspaper to a well publicized cultural debate in Doha, Qatar or Copenhagen.
4. The embassies of Arab and Muslim nations could commission a website in Danish about Islam, contemporary muslim thinkers and life in today’s Islamic world. A dedicated staff would respond to incoming questions and request for information.
5. Subtitle the movie ‘The Message’ in Danish and try to get many movie theaters and cultural centers in Denmark to show it.

Read all of Ahmad’s post here.

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7 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    excellent post by Ahmad.

    thanx for blogging it!!

    i’m ashamed such i couldn’t think of such a civilized response to the cartoons myself. .

  2. very nice ideas :)
    thumbs up

  3. Very smart and postive ..
    Gonna translate them and post them in my blog .. and link to the original post.

  4. Anonymous

    As a Westerner who has also got heated by this conflict lately, the only thing I can say is that I must repeat the words by the other anonymous here. Instead of arguing from my point of view against this boycott which I simply find [lots of nasty words here] why didn’t I myself think of such a cultured and intelligent response? Perhaps because I’m not cultured and intelligent enough. Shame on me. Shouldn’t have gone so low as the boycotters did…

    Roba, by the way, your blog is one of the truly best there are anywhere in the blogosphere!!!!!! I’m your secret admirer already LOL.

  5. I love ur coverage on this issue!!!

  6. Two thumbs up

  7. Ahh guys! Yes, I’m actually rather ashamed myself. Although I strongly feel towards the cartoons and completely regard the Arab reaction as retarded.. but Ahmads post captured the perfect middle…

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