Friday, February 17, 2006

Constitution Suspended at University of Illinois

The editor-in-chief and another editor of the Daily Illini have been suspended for publishing the Mohammed cartoons as part of an editorial about American mainstream media reluctance to print them. The webpage has been banned from the university website, but is available here with the Google cache feature.

From the editorial:
However, this serious controversy has not been addressed by the press. By refusing to run the cartoons, Americans have no idea how "offensive" they are. The ensuing death threats, riots, murders and laying siege to embassies, leave most of us confused and appalled.
Today's lesson for the Illini: violent religious groups trump freedom of speech and of the press.

Via The Jawa Report.