Posted on August 13, 2009

Yale Press Bans Images of Muhammad in New Book

Patricia Cohen, New York Times, August 13, 2009

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{snip} The book, “The Cartoons That Shook the World,” [by Jytte Klausen, published by Yale University Press] should not include the 12 Danish drawings that originally appeared in September 2005. What’s more, they suggested that the Yale press also refrain from publishing any other illustrations of the prophet that were to be included, specifically, a drawing for a children’s book; an Ottoman print; and a sketch by the 19th-century artist Gustave Doré of Muhammad being tormented in Hell, an episode from Dante’s “Inferno” that has been depicted by Botticelli, Blake, Rodin and Dalí.

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