A sad day for this country, a sad day indeed. Little by little, step by step - these are the real freedoms we as Americans are losing. Not the Patriot Act, not listening to Al Qaeda's conversations. This is the real loss of freedom. Think about it.
An editor who chose to publish caricatures of Prophet Muhammad in the University of Illinois' student-run newspaper last month has been fired, the paper's publisher announced Tuesday.
Acton H. Gorton was suspended, with pay, from The Daily Illini days after the Feb. 9 publication of the cartoons, which sparked Muslim protests around the world after they first appeared in a Danish newspaper.More here
UPDATE: It gets worse. Jenette Sturges, acting opinions editor (Acton Gorton's replacement) at the Daily Illini writes here
"I can¹t help but to think that this has something to do with my job. For once, I really feel almost important, an indispensible part of a team, all that crap. I may or may not find out about the fate of my two bosses tonight, by the way.
"Last night, the editorial board met with three Muslim professors on campus. They were super nice and very smart, and very good at explaining their side of the whole thing. It looks as though I might get my chance to implement Ethics and Sensitivity training for the reporters and editors. The editorial board is also going to visit the Masjid Mosque and Islamic Center for a forum this Friday night. (We¹ve all agreed to drink green beer in the morning, sober up, go to the mosque, and then drink later.)" hat tip Irwin