Newspaper Analysis

World Religions
Newspaper/Internet/Magazine Article Assignment


Submitted To: Mrs. Poulimenos
Submitted By: Paige Leslie
Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Table of Contents

Article One:                             Pg. 3-4
Summary                                 Pg. 5
Reflection                                 Pg. 6

Article Two:                             Pg. 7
Summary                                 Pg. 8
Reflection                                 Pg. 9

Article Three:                           Pg. 10-11
Summary                                   Pg. 12
Reflection                                   Pg. 13

Article Four:                             Pg. 14- 16
Summary                                   Pg. 17
Reflection                                   Pg. 18

Article Five:                               Pg. 19
Summary                                   Pg. 20
Reflection                                   Pg. 21

Article One:
Muslim nations mull taking legal measures for slights against Islam

The Record, March 14, 2008
DAKAR, Senegal - The Muslim world has created a battle plan to defend its religion from political cartoonists and bigots.
Concerned about what they see as a rise in the defamation of Islam, leaders of the world's Muslim nations are considering taking legal action against those that slight their religion or its sacred symbols.
It was a key issue during a two-day summit that ended Friday in this western Africa capital.
The Muslim leaders are attempting to demand redress from nations like Denmark, which allowed the publication of cartoons portraying the Prophet Muhammad in 2006 and again last month, to the fury of the Muslim world.
Though the legal measures being considered have not been spelled out, the idea pits many Muslims against principles of freedom of speech enshrined in the constitutions of numerous Western governments.
"I don't think freedom of expression should mean freedom from blasphemy," said Senegal's President...