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    Yale Press Bans Images of Muhammad in New Book

    PATRICIA COHEN
    Published: August 12, 2009

    It’s not all that surprising that Yale University Press would be wary of reprinting notoriously controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a forthcoming book. After all, when the 12 caricatures were first published by a Danish newspaper a few years ago and reprinted by other European publications, Muslims all over the world angrily protested, calling the images — which included one in which Muhammad wore a turban in the shape of a bomb — blasphemous. In the Middle East and Africa some rioted, burning and vandalizing embassies; others demanded a boycott of Danish goods; a few nations recalled their ambassadors from Denmark. In the end at least 200 people were killed.

    So Yale University and Yale University Press consulted two dozen authorities, including diplomats and experts on Islam and counterterrorism, and the recommendation was unanimous: The book, “The Cartoons That Shook the World,” should not include the 12 Danish drawings that originally appeared in September 2005. What’s more, they suggested that the Yale press also refrain from publishing any other illustrations of the prophet that were to be included, specifically, a drawing for a children’s book; an Ottoman print; and a sketch by the 19th-century artist Gustave Doré of Muhammad being tormented in Hell, an episode from Dante’s “Inferno” that has been depicted by Botticelli, Blake, Rodin and Dalí.

    The book’s author, Jytte Klausen, a Danish-born professor of politics at Brandeis University, in Waltham, Mass., reluctantly accepted Yale University Press’s decision not to publish the cartoons. But she was disturbed by the withdrawal of the other representations of Muhammad. All of those images are widely available, Ms. Klausen said by telephone, adding that “Muslim friends, leaders and activists thought that the incident was misunderstood, so the cartoons needed to be reprinted so we could have a discussion about it.” The book is due out in November.

    John Donatich, the director of Yale University Press, said by telephone that the decision was difficult, but the recommendation to withdraw the images, including the historical ones of Muhammad, was “overwhelming and unanimous.” The cartoons are freely available on the Internet and can be accurately described in words, Mr. Donatich said, so reprinting them could be interpreted easily as gratuitous.
    Way to strike a blow for freedom of the press and classical liberal inquiry, Yale.

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    Time for Yalies to go on a Muhammad sticker campaign . . . .
    Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    Time for Yalies to go on a Muhammad sticker campaign . . . .
    Like any student in one of these hothouse schools would ever have the guts to buck the status quo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Like any student in one of these hothouse schools would ever have the guts to buck the status quo.
    OH come now - there's got to be a few :)
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    They don't want to be beheaded.. Cartoons are a very serious offense in the religion of peace.
    Obama-if you're being run out of town, get out in front and pretend that it's a parade!!!
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    This is getting some airplay now. I heard Mark Steyn talking about it. :)
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    Boo hoo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AHeneen View Post
    Boo hoo...

    Wow.. where have you been... I'm 1500 posts in, and I've never seen your name... Lawdy... Welcome back.
    Obama-if you're being run out of town, get out in front and pretend that it's a parade!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stsinner View Post
    They don't want to be beheaded.. Cartoons are a very serious offense in the religion of peace.
    It's worse than that. The students won't say anything because they don't want to endanger their chances of getting a Yale degree. :eek:

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