Denmark: Muslims upset at not being invited to conference

Though welcoming constructive dialogue and initiatives by Muslim scholars to bridge the Muslim-West divide, Danish Muslim leaders Wednesday, March 1, criticized the government for sidelining minority leaders in a Copenhagen conference next week called by Egyptian preacher Amr Khaled in the wake of the cartoons crisis.

"We all support dialogue, but when it is all-inclusive not selective," Ahmad Tanweer, the spokesman of the Islamic Network, an umbrella group of Muslim professors and students, told

"I don't think such a conference will help defuse the current standoff because it excludes a community key for rendering the gathering a success," he said, referring to the Muslim minority in Denmark.

Source: Islam Online (English)

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