Satirize Mormonism, Catholicism, Scientology, and Judaism? No Problem. But Islam?

Islam cartoon pulled from student newspaper website

Australian National University vice-chancellor Ian Young says a cartoon published in a student newspaper satirising Islam overstepped the mark.

The student newspaper Woroni originally published the cartoon as part of its ‘Advice from Religion’ infographic.

It was part of a series previously featuring Mormonism, Catholicism, Scientology, and Judaism.

The university has forced the editors to retract the piece online and issue a formal apology.

Professor Young says he acted after the university received formal complaints from international students.

“They felt it was both offensive and discriminatory,” he said.