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Anyone who explores academic hallways on American campuses will find lots of cartoons posted on professors’ office doors and bulletin boards.
But what if the cartoons included the Prophet Muhammad?
In one famous case, a professor at Century College in Minnesota dared to post the Muhammad cartoons that were published in a Danish newspaper. Facing fierce criticism, she put the images behind a curtain so that anyone passing her bulletin board would not see them unless they chose to do so. Administrators quickly created a policy requiring advance approval of all posted items...