Magazine article The Quill

Berkeley Protesters Stage Sit-In over Cartoon

Magazine article The Quill

Berkeley Protesters Stage Sit-In over Cartoon

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Dozens of students staged a daylong protest at the offices of the University of California, Berkeley in September after a student newspaper ran an editorial cartoon depicting Muslims in hell.

The protesters had decried what they called a racist cartoon run in The Daily Californian. According to the Associated Press, the cartoon showed two Muslim Arabs wearing turbans sitting in a demon's hand, about to be consumed by the flames of hell. One said to the other, "We made it to paradise. Now we will meet Allah and be fed grapes and be serviced by 70 virgin women..."

In a statement reported by the AP, the Senior Editorial Board of the newspaper said it would not issue an apology for the cartoon. The board said the cartoon represented the opinion of the cartoonist and "in no way reflects the views and opinions of The Daily Californian" staff. …

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