The Philadelphia regional chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) held a press conference yesterday announced a yearlong initiative to increase understanding of Islam.
"We believe that people of all faiths can come to view this episode as a learning experience," said CAIR Philadelphia's Adeeba Al-Zaman.
The new initiative called "Explore the Life of Muhammad" will feature a town hall-style meeting to discuss the current situation this Saturday and screenings of a PBS documentary on Islam's founder. . .
Both Majeed and Al-Zaman said that the majority of Muslims locally and worldwide do not share the views of those involved in destruction.
"We do not condone any sort of violence," said Al-Zaman. "That's what a majority of Muslims believe."
For more information on the Life of Muhammad initiative visit www.cair.org. To read the Danish newspaper's response statement in full, visit www.jp.dk and select "The Muhammad Affair."