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USA: On Islamist censorship in universities

Monday 20 February 2023, by siawi3

A few articles :Hamline University -the Muslim fundamentalism censorship in art history class


1) MUST-listen episode of the @newlinesmag. Podcast THE LEDE with Islamic art historians Christiane Gruber & Erika López Prater, about the questions at the heart of the matter:

2) The Hamline debacle underscores how critical it is to liberate historical Islamic art from today’s polarized politics. In @newlinesmag, Islamic art professor Christiane Gruber suggests how this might be done:

3) Debates over sacred images in the Byzantine Empire show why it’s hard to appease any side, writes leading Byzantine art historian Paroma Chatterjee:



Who is afraid of a portrait of Muhammad?

When Hamline University cut ties with a professor who showed a painting of Muhammad, it sided with the most intolerant element of the American Muslim spectrum.
By Graeme Wood