Yale Slammed for Censoring Cartoons

Danish cartoons yanked from prof's book to 'avoid violence'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2009 7:55 AM CDT
Yale Slammed for Censoring Cartoons
Pakistani protesters are seen during a rally to protest against the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed in Danish newspapers.   (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

(Newser) – Criticism is continuing to mount against Yale University, even from its own professors and alumni, for publishing The Cartoons That Shook the World—while censoring the cartoons that shook the world, reports AP. Yale University Press yanked the Danish caricatures from a book about the protests they spawned out of concerns that publishing them would lead to violence. The book, penned by a professor, is due out next week.

"I think it's horrifying that the campus of Nathan Hale has become the first place where America surrenders to this kind of fear because of what extremists might possibly do," said an attorney who graduated from Yale. The publisher's director again defended the decision, saying that the images can be viewed elsewhere and the university is not censoring any individual content.
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