Update: UCSD Publication Ridiculing Islam Protected under Free Speech Laws

July 26, 2003

Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

On July 26, 2003 San Diego Union-Tribune reported that "a UC San Diego investigation into the distribution and publication of a magazine ridiculing Islam has concluded that the students involved will not be disciplined because the content is protected speech... While images and articles in the magazine portraying Muslim women as sexual objects were highly offensive, university officials said, they were satirical and therefore not defamatory."