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A student in Hoover House faces possible disciplinary action from the University after posting a cartoon depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad on a dormitory door. The incident, which occurred early last week, follows the recent expulsion of two students from Hitchcock House after one wrote racist and anti-Semitic remarks on the other’s whiteboard. The drawing... Read more Read more


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As a newspaper The Communicator has an obligation to report the whole story. The Communicator has decided to print the 12 cartoons based on the fact that they are newsworthy and the public deserves the entire story behind the world-wide violence. We have no malicious intent.   Our intent is to inform the public.  ... Read more Read more


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With riots raging across the Muslim world over the publication of Danish cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, the editors of The Harvard Salient republished four of the cartoons in the paper’s Feb. 8 edition, angering a number of student groups.   Asserting that they would not “[cater] to a sensitivity borne of fear of death... Read more Read more


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The editor in chief of a student-led newspaper serving the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been suspended for printing cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that, when published in Europe, enraged Muslims and led to violent protests in the Middle East and Asia. Editor Acton Gorton and his opinions editor, Chuck Prochaska, were relieved of... Read more Read more


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The intellectual evolution of mankind best proceeds when conditioned upon the fundamental belief that there must be a marketplace of ideas, open to all forms of thought ranging from the agreeable to the offensive to the far-fetched. It is upon this premise that the First Amendment was so deftly scribed in the 18th century, and... Read more Read more


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As the Muslim cartoon riots continue to escalate around the world, the Muslim-American community in the area is not without response. “Our initial reaction was to condemn the publication of the cartoons and condemn the violent reactions in the Muslim world,” said Ahmed Rehab, director of communication for the Chicago Chapter of Council on American-Islamic... Read more Read more


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NOTE: The article linked to on this page is from an outside publication; it has been included on this list because it references FIRE’s work. The viewpoints expressed in this article do not necessarily represent FIRE’s positions. 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... Read more Read more


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Presented at the 2006 Annual Conference of the Association for Student Judicial Affairs in Clearwater Beach, Fla., on February 9, 2006. Presenters Greg Lukianoff, Interim President, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, greg@thefire.org Robert L. Shibley, Program Manager, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, robert@thefire.org Program Description 2005 was the busiest year in FIRE’s history. From... Read more Read more


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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA * * * * * * * * * * House Resolution 177 * * * * * * * * * * House Select Committee On Student Academic Freedom Pursuant to H.R. 177 Main Capitol Building Room 140, Majority Caucus Room Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Monday ,September 19, 2005 3:00... Read more Read more



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