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At Doha conference, moments of silence for Gaza – but humor, too

By Caryle MurphyCorrespondent / January 19, 2009



Reporters on the Job: The conference of young, progressive Muslim leaders in Doha, Qatar, was stopped twice for moments of silence over Gaza.

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But despite the many serious topics, and open tears about Gaza, humor had its place, too.

When one speaker used the word “random,” somebody shouted a response that everyone in the Muslim audience understood.

In a jibe at airport security officials who claim they do not specifically target Muslims for extra checks, he quipped, “Random, like in the airport?”

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