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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Yale University Press Acts Cowardly

Remember the Danish Mohammed cartoon controversy? Yale University Press is publishing a book about these Danish cartoons which depict Mohammed - but in a stunning display of cowardice, Yale is not including the cartoons in the book. In fact, any depiction of Mohammed is being censored from the book, including depictions from Dore and Dali. NRO has good commentary on this story here, here, and here. What is particularly interesting is that the very thesis of the book written by an author sympathetic to Islam (that the Muslim violence in reaction to the cartoons was not a cultural misunderstanding but localized political conflict) is undermined by the fact that the author and publisher are afraid to publish the pictures.

So, as a matter of principle, I'm going to reprint the cartoons right here.

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