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Book about 12 Muhammad cartoons doesn’t include them
A new book entitled “The Cartoons That Shook the World” about the infamous 12 cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad will not include any of the 12 cartoons. Yale University Press consulted with “two dozen authorities, including diplomats and experts on Islam and counterterrorism” who all agreed that the cartoons should not be included.
Religion scholar and author Reza Aslan (“No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam”) calls the printing cowardice.
“This is an academic book for an academic audience by an academic press,” he continued. “There is no chance of this book having a global audience, let alone causing a global outcry.” He added, “It’s not just academic cowardice, it is just silly and unnecessary.”