CAIR-OH Joins Forum on Cartoon Controversy
(CLEVELAND, OH, 3/9/06) – On Wednesday, March 8, members of the Cleveland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland) participated in a forum entitled “The Cartooning of Mohammed: Free Speech or Hate Speech.” The forum was part of a discussion series called “An Evening of Civil Discourse” sponsored by the Geauga County Public Library.
The event, held in the Bainbridge Public Library, offered a chance to exchange ideas on press freedom and ethical journalism, free speech, religious tolerance, and foreign policy.
Dave Lange, editor of the Chagrin Valley Times and the Times Courier newspapers provided a media perspective, while members of CAIR and the Religion of Peace organization provided a Muslim perspective. Some 30 people attended the program. CAIR presented the book “My Name is Bilal,” written by Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin, as a gift to the library.