Wikipedia Post Criticized…

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/05/books/05wiki.html?ex=1359867600&en=bb5b99e9cacc0cad&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

 Wikipedia Islam Entry Is Criticized

Published: February 5, 2008
An article about the Prophet Muhammad in the English-language Wikipedia has become the subject of an online protest in the last few weeks because of its representations of Muhammad.
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2 Responses to “Wikipedia Post Criticized…”

  1. Wikipedia is not obligated to censor articles based on religious requests. It strives for factual accuracy and freedom of information. Here are some of the better comments from the Digg discussion on the issue:

    “Just 107,000? That’s about 0.00001783% of the population of the planet. Most people don’t seem to mind.”

    “180,000 of us signed a petition to impeach Bush and Cheney, so get in line, oh and tough sh**.”

    “The internet is self filtering you only see what you want to see. You don’t want to see something don’t go to that web page.”

    “Where is the petition we can sign to stand up for freedom of speech?”

  2. I agree with Ryan. Truth is important, even if some people don’t want to let others see it. Wikipedia should know better.

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