The ‘New York Post’ on NYU’s Shame

April 3, 2006
A New York Post editorial from Sunday condemned New York University for its decision to “knuckle under” to the heckler’s veto by ordering that the Danish Mohammed cartoons not be shown at a public panel discussion about the cartoons. The Post approvingly quotes FIRE, which called NYU’s decision “both chilling and absurd. The fact that expression might provoke a strong reaction is a reason to protect it—not an excuse to punish it.”

Schools:  New York University

Cases:  New York University: Suppression of Discussion of Mohammed Cartoons