19 March 2008
Virtual Jihadi Update
The Sanctuary for Indpendent Media remains closed, but organizers will stage a future exhibit at a downtown venue. Wafaa Bilal has left town for Chicago, but the controversy lingers after him. The Troy Record's intrepid videographers provide this footage of a protest demonstration held in front of City Hall yesterday. Mayor Tutunjian published a denial of any censorious intent on the city's part in today's paper, and insists that Virtual Jihadi could be exhibited in any compliant venue. In his defense, the controversy broke out while he was on vacation, but his decision to take a "buck stops here" stance in defense of his DPW makes his position indefensible. Look around the Record website for more information, including an interview with the designer of the original "Quest for Saddam" video game.