A reporter’s guide on Islam is coming under fire for advancing political correctness over the First Amendment freedoms of speech and press.
The online guide, “Islam for Journalists,” published by Washington State University’s journalism school, instructs reporters to be fair without being offensive in covering the Muslim world, according to Fox News.
The guide, written by Lawrence Pintak, dean of the school’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, received approval from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
In one example, it says journalists should refrain from publishing images of Mohammed, which is forbidden by the Quran.
“Across the Muslim world extremists are wielding their swords with grisly effect, but the pen … can be just as lethal,” Pintak wrote in the guide’s introduction. “Many Muslim journalists simply couldn’t understand why Western news organizations would republish the offensive images just because [of a legal right]. Journalism is not supposed to be a weapon [it is meant] to inform, not inflame.” read more>>> http://www.bizpacreview.com/2014/04/13/islam-for-journalists-guide-gives-in-to-political-correctness-112407