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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Self-Censorship in Canada

From this blog article, over at Woman Honor Thyself:

"Canada’s largest retail bookseller has removed all copies of the June issue of Harper’s Magazine from its 260 stores, claiming an article by New York cartoonist Art Spiegelman could foment protests similar to those that occurred this year in reaction to the publication in a Danish newspaper of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mo-hammed....

"Who now determines when, why and even whether stories or images are to be reported or published? The Muzlims who threaten to riot and pillage if they are?

"These contemporary challenges to free speech reveal alarming evidence that Americans and apparently some Canadians are woefully unaware of the consequences of this sudden burst of alleged conscience and self censorship...."

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