Cartoon Rage — and Cartoon Dhimmitude — comes to the green pastures of Cambridge University. “Fears magazine could fuel racial tension,” from CEN News, with thanks to An Art Major:
A CAMBRIDGE University student is at the centre of a race-hate probe after printing anti-Islamic material in a magazine.
The 19-year-old second year student at Clare College was in hiding today (Friday, 09 February) after printing the racist cartoon and other vile material.
The article is said to be so inflammatory the undergraduate has been taken to a secret location for his own safety.
Today (Friday, 09 February), senior college officials were locked in urgent talks about how the material came to be published and what action to take against the student at the centre of the scandal.
A university spokesman said police had been made aware of the incident.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said: “This is a matter for the university authorities to deal with.”
He added that an investigation was not yet in progress.
The student magazine, Clareification, printed a cropped copy of the cartoon of the prophet Mohammed next to a photo of the president of the Union of Clare Students.
The cartoon was captioned with the president’s name and vice versa.
There was also comment suggesting one was a “violent paedophile” and the other was “a prophet of God, great leader and an example to us all.”
The cartoon was the same one which caused riots across the world when it was printed in a Danish newspaper.
For his own safety and that of others, the student, who is British, has been taken out of his current accommodation and put in a secure place.
The paper had been renamed Crucification for a special edition on religious satire.
The front page included headlines stating: “Ayatollah rethinks stance on misunderstood Rushdie”.
On page six, pictures were shown of Muslims holding placards reading: “Behead those who insult Islam” and “Freedom go to Hell.”
Enraged students have bombarded the Union of Clare Students with complaints and vice-president of the university’s Islamic society described it as “hugely offensive” and “crude unabashed prejudice.”