Cartoon Controversy in Chapel Hill

February 10, 2006

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A political cartoon in a student newspaper is triggering protests on campus.

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Muslim Students Association is demanding an apology after a cartoon of the prophet Mohammed appeared in the Daily Tar Heel newspaper.

“It’s very disrespectful, and I find it racist,” said student Rafsan Khan, a Muslim. “I find it discrimination, too.” Read more.


Cases:  Mohammed Cartoon Controversy: FIRE Response to Intimidation and Newspaper Disputes