Stand for free speech
Yale & the Danish Cartoons: The Plot Thickens
Pajamas Media/Andrew Bolt
So why did Yale UniversityÂ refuse to publish not only the Danish cartoons, but famous historial images of Muhammad, even when Muslim scholars gave it the go-ahead?
The suspicion was at first the normal one – that the university was simply too scared to stand up for free speech. ButRoger Kimball digs deeper and smells money….
When the Danish cartoons were first published I was completely delighted, and then was just flummoxed when nearly all of a cowardly free press failed to publish the cartoons in a show of support for a) freedom of speech and expression, and b) support and protect the cartoon authors.
The oil-slick princes Â of Arabia must be wondering Â if there is anything petrodollars can’t buy in a country whose president bowed to a Moslem king as one of his first acts in office:
Follow the money:
…energetic investigative reporters are looking into Yale’s financial relationships with some of the spots where Linda Lorimer, Vice President and Secretary of the University, told Professor Klausen she has often traveled recently: Saudi Arabia, for example. Quite soon, I suspect, we will know why the Yale administration insisted that the Yale University Press dim theÂ lux andÂ veritas when it came to Professor Klausen’s book.
A book about Mohammed cartoons without the cartoons. What does that make us?
Would it surprise you if Â Yale is planning to remove the hebrew lettering from its seal because it could be perceived as offensive?