Yale Press Bans Images of Muhammad in New Book
The Cartoons That Shook the World by Jytte Klausen, a book about the 12 cartoons that appeared in a Danish newspaper in 2005 and led to protests around the world by many Muslims because they depicted Muhammad in a satirical way, will not include the drawings--or any other images of the Prophet. According to the New York Times, after consultations with various people who predicted that including the cartoons would cause more outbreaks of violence, Yale University Press decided not to include the cartoons because they are available on the Internet and publishing them would be gratuitous.
In other news, publishers around the world have banded together to support Yale UP and have decided to expunge all visual imagery from their books. "Who needs to see the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima or the photos of prisoners at Auschwitz?" said famed book insider Guy Montag. "Words are enough. Use your imagination!"