TIMELINE September 30, 2005: Cartoons published. October 12, 2005: Hlayhel suggests the Danish are insulting to Muslims, but sensitive to Jews. October 14, 2005: Demonstration at City hall Plaza in Copenhagen. October 19, 2005 Petition from ambassadors in Muslim countries to meet with Prime Minister Rasmussen. December 3, 2005: First delegation in Cairo representing a coalition of mosques. End of December: Second delegation, in Beirut. Late January: Protests and demonstrations in Denmark. February 2006: Demokratiske Muslimer was formed by Naser Khader. March 2006: French television crew records the activist imam Akkari potentially threatening Khader. Prime Minister Rasmussen Flemming Rose, (Culture Editor of Jyllands-Posten) Naser Khader Ahmed Abu Laban Ahmed Akkari
Principle of respectful non identification Equality between religions Tension between freedom of religion and Separation of Church and State Leading to illiberal concept of secularism: Freedom from Religion Recent evolution of laicite in France, 1989, 2004, 2010
Difference of meanings of Neutrality and Public Space, compared to the US Is the European and American divide overrated? Difference with Muslim countries
MAIN POINTS Religion on the International Agenda How and why the cartoons crisis became global TIMELINE January 29, 2006: Clerics from the Muslim Brotherhood condemn the cartoons. Early February 2006: Al Qaradawi gives a sermon on Qatar TV, urging Muslims to stage a "day of rage." February 2006: Wave of international protests. February 5: Lebanese protest, injuring 50 and killing 1. February 14-18: Pakistani protest, injuring at least 140 and killing 5. February 17: Protests in Lybya injure over 50 and kill 11. February 18-24: Protests in Nigeria kill at least 130 and injure over 450. February 2006: Qureshi, a cleric from Peshawar, offers a $25,000 bounty for killing "the cartoonist." Fire burning in the Danish Embassy in Damascus in protest.