Intellectual Freedom News 4/27/2018

Intellectual Freedom News

April 27, 2018 – Collated by OIF Staff and News Editors

Intellectual Freedom Highlights

  • Aurora Public Library employee resigns over Muslim poem controversy | Chicago Tribune; “Roth says when she first read the poem, which seems to take cruel aim at Muslims and, in particular, Muslim women, “it stopped me in my tracks … it was horrible,” she said. “But then I read it again and started to think about it … and saw what the artist was trying to say … that those thoughts were abhorrent.”



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  • Is OIF participating in the continuing discussion of the Aurora case — and/or offering assistance to the staff there? I’m very curious about your ideas regarding balancing free speech rights vs. what some see as insults to Muslim women…

  • Hi Arthur, OIF has reached out to the Aurora Public Library but haven’t received a response from the board or administrators. We have a blog post in the works with our thoughts but are respectful of the local actions and statements of those involved.

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