Sunday, January 20, 2008

University of Kentucky Drops Holocaust Studies (2)

Herald-Leader [Lexington, Kentucky]
20 January 2008

Viral vicious rumor

By Art Jester

Be careful: There is more than one UK.

If you don't know this, you could start an international hoax on the Internet, just like the one that has bedeviled the University of Kentucky since last April.

UK officials say they have been overrun with hundreds, perhaps thousands, of e-mail inquiries in the past 10 months, after someone alleged on the Internet that UK was no longer teaching about the Holocaust because it might offend Muslims. [...]