NYU's partial surrender to Shari'a-based hecklers

New York University, which is hosting a forum this evening in which the Danish Muhammad cartoons are to be viewed, has partially surrendered to the demands of hecklers seeking to enforce Shari'a—based prohibitions on images of Muhammad. Despite University regulations that presentations may be open to the public, and that the University will provide adeuqate security regardless of content, the University is barring non—members of its community from attending.

FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, is leading the charge in opposition. Our contributor Andrew Bostom is to be one of the speakers.

Jihadis seek to impose Shari'a step—by—step on the world. They have taken a small step forward with the capitulation of NYU.

Hat tip: Andrew Bostom

Thomas Lifson  3 29 06

New York University, which is hosting a forum this evening in which the Danish Muhammad cartoons are to be viewed, has partially surrendered to the demands of hecklers seeking to enforce Shari'a—based prohibitions on images of Muhammad. Despite University regulations that presentations may be open to the public, and that the University will provide adeuqate security regardless of content, the University is barring non—members of its community from attending.

FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, is leading the charge in opposition. Our contributor Andrew Bostom is to be one of the speakers.

Jihadis seek to impose Shari'a step—by—step on the world. They have taken a small step forward with the capitulation of NYU.

Hat tip: Andrew Bostom

Thomas Lifson  3 29 06