US: Yale University publishes press release on the Danish cartoons**

It also contains (via Europe-Islam) the statements of some of the experts who advised not to publish the Danish cartoons. It ends with a contradiction:

The University has no speech code, and the response to “hate speech” on campus has always been the assertion that the appropriate response to hate speech is not suppression but more speech, leading to a full airing of views.

So, why in this case they actually didn’t air the cartoons?

The decision rested solely on the experts’ assessments that there existed a substantial likelihood of violence that might take the lives of innocent victims.

But didn’t they tell us that “response to hate speech is not supression but more speech”? They don’t make any kind of reflection on why in this case it is different or why they aren’t publishing other great paintings which also depict Mohammed and have nothing to do with the Danish cartoons.

Meanwhile, the Yale Alumni Magazine ridicules critics of censorship, suggesting they are “dim” via Steynian.

* From Dry Blog Bones:

Coercive intimidation

"Coercive intimidation"

The Department of Defense Dictionary of Military Terms defines terrorism as:

“The calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological.”

*Yale University selected Muna Abu Sulayman, general secretary of the charitable foundation of Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, as a world fellow for 2009… Ms. Muna Abu Sulayman is the daughter of Dr. Abdul Hamid Abu Sulayman, one of the most important figures in the history of the global Muslim Brotherhood… The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation today announced it signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with six prominent universities in the US for its Fellows programme, expanding the number of the Foundation’s partner universities under the programme to 28, said the official news agency WAM… The new partner universities are: Columbia Business School, Columbia University, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University and School of Management, Yale University.

via MAS.

One comment on “US: Yale University publishes press release on the Danish cartoons**

  1. […] Cross-posted from T&P (with some updates on the matter).[…]

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