Student paper that dared to publish is pulped

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The Independent Online

The editor and three journalists at one of Britain's leading student newspapers have been suspended after publishing the cartoon satirising the Prophet Mohamed as a terrorist.

Cardiff University's student union paper Gair Rhydd - meaning "free word" - is thought to be the first UK publication to use the image which sparked violent protests.

The union recalled and pulped most of the 8,000 copies shortly after publication on Saturday. It apologised for any offence caused. About 200 copies are likely to still be in circulation. Omar Arabi, the chairman of the Federation of Student Islamic Societies, called for calm.

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