Yale University Press recently announced that it would not publish the twelve caricatures of the prophet Muhammad in "The Cartoons That Shook the World." The infamous cartoons, first printed in a Danish newspaper, which alsogot the entire Muslim community's panties in a twist in 2005 were supposedly banned in the new book to prevent any more angry reactions and controversy. Written by Brandeis professor Jytte Klausen, the book will also not include any other artistic representations of Muhammad. Solidifying Yale Press' reputation as the pansiest university publishing house ever, director John Donatich told the NYT:
...[T]he recommendation to withdraw the images, including the historical ones of Muhammad, was 'overwhelming and unanimous.' The cartoons are freely available on the Internet and can be accurately described in words... so reprinting them could be interpreted easily as gratuitous.
Not-so-happy with Yale Press trying to cover its own ass, Klausen rebutted:
Muslim friends, leaders and activists thought that the incident was misunderstood, so the cartoons needed to be reprinted so we could have a discussion about it.