Calm Urged on Cartoon Dispute

“Responding to an increasing number of violent attacks in many parts of the world over cartoon caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed, the Secretary-General of the United Nations joined today with senior officials from the Islamic world and Europe in calling for calm and dialogue among communities of different faiths.

In a joint statement, Kofi Annan, along with the head of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the European Union’s (EU) senior representative for foreign and security policy, said there should be a “spirit of friendship and mutual respect” not only between countries but also between believers of different religions.” [More]