[Foundation-l] Wikimania and the Muhammad pix

Dan Rosenthal swatjester at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 19:16:50 UTC 2008

It should be noted that Egypt has just banned 2 German Newspapers (Die  
Welt, and Frankfurter Allgemaine), the Wall Street Journal, and The  
Observer over posting the Muhammad cartoons, which was followed with  
demonstrations by university professors, deans, and students chanting  
"Jews, Jews,  watch out, the army of Muhammad will return!".


This is really the kind of environment we want to host a Wikimania in?  
I'd have much more respect for people who BOYCOTT Wikimania in the  
name of free speech, freedom of the press, and journalistic integrity.


On Feb 20, 2008, at 1:46 PM, Andrew Whitworth wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 11:55 AM, Chad <innocentkiller at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> Great idea. Let's sit down and discuss the issue some more. I'm sure
>> polite civil discussion and a reassurance of NPOV will certainly make
>> Iran feel better about the issue.
> I'm not talking about more endless discussion, I'm talking about
> getting information together into a centralized resource. That's
> something that we haven't done yet, and we can't expect anybody to
> make good decisions on this matter without having all the information
> available.
> --Andrew Whitworth
> _______________________________________________
> foundation-l mailing list
> foundation-l at lists.wikimedia.org
> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

More information about the foundation-l mailing list