Mohammed A Star Is Born

Professors asked to remove Mohammad drawings after complaints of blasphemy

University of Minnesota faculty members were asked earlier this year to take down posters advertising an academic panel because they included an “offensive” recreated cartoon picture of Mohammed – the one made famous by Charlie Hebdo earlier this year.

The posters had advertised a panel discussion by various professors as well as a Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper cartoonist. Co-sponsored by a dozen academic departments in the College of Liberal Arts following the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January, it was titled “Can One Laugh at Everything? Satire and Free Speech After Charlie” and intended to generate an academic discussion of the tragedy and its consequences.

Flyers promoting the event featured the now-infamous image of the prophet as it was printed in Charlie Hebdo. The word “censored” was stamped in red diagonally across the cartoon image.

  • Gary

    The silent ” Moderate” muslims are the problem because they terrorist see it as a consent to continue , meanwhile hamas linked groups like CAIR get Mr.Hooper on TV to make more demands to impose the Sharia Blasphemy laws on US soil.

    Terrorism works , and the moderates know it.

  • Hard Little Machine

    If I worked at a college I would have a firm policy of never speaking about anything ever. If that meant classes were completely silent then so be it.

  • MannieP

    Piss on the barbarians. If they are offended by civilized ways, then they can go back to the shithole they came from.

  • roccolore

    Well, it is Minnesota, home to the largest Somali hellhole in America.

  • I would make larger posters and put them everywhere.