15 June 2013

Islamophobia Comes to Canberra

The quote below from an article by Mark Durie is sufficient and self-contained

Like student magazines all over the world, Woroni, put out by students at the Australian National University, publishes satire. It did when I attended 30 years ago, and it still does today. Much of what is written is offensive to someone or other, but it is a rare day when the university pays any attention.
However last week, The Australian newspaper reported that university authorities responded to a complaint by international students to compel Woroni "to pulp a satirical infographic which described a passage from the Koran as a 'rape fantasy'". Rachel Baxendale wrote:

The University also threatened student authors and editors of the infographic with disciplinary action, including academic exclusion and the withdrawal of the publication's funding.
The piece was a fifth in a satirical series entitled "Advice from Religions" which had previously discussed Catholicism, Scientology, Mormonism and Judaism.
No complaints were received about any of the earlier installments.

Hat tip: Daled Amos.


SnoopyTheGoon said...

The goat lovers are the only fully protected minority in the world, because if they weren't they would kill you.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Well, they definitely aim to kill me anyway...