Should librarians support the right of newspapers to publish commentary or images offensive to Muslims or other religions?
How should librarians respond, especially given the charged political and religious climate? Interestingly, the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights states,
III. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.
IV. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgement of free expression and free access to ideas.
Respondents seem to have voted accordingly. At last check, the ayes had it by a margin of 3 to 1.