Name: Borders, Waldenbooks won't carry magazine containing Muhammed cartoons

Date:  2006-present

Location:  North America


MediumPrint Journalism

Artist: Free Inquiry magazine

Confronting Bodies: Borders, Waldenbooks

Date of Action: March 2006

Specific Location: Across U.S.A.

Description of Artwork: Free Inquiry magazine containing four of the cartoons originally appearing in a Danish newspaper in September 2005, including one depicting Muhammad wearing a bom-shaped turban with a lit fuse

Description of Incident: Borders and Waldenbooks announced that they will not stock the April/May issue of "Free Inquiry" magazine because it contains the cartoons, citing as reasons the "safety and security of our customers and employees."

Results of Incident: April/May issue of "Free Inquiry" magazine is unavailable at Borders and Waldenbooks

Source: (San Francisco Chronicle)

Submitted By: Ron Sherman

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