Saturday, October 07, 2006

Gallery scraps art, fearing Muslim rage

Reuters reported A London gallery has decided not to show some works of art because it fears they would upset Muslims, a curator said on Friday,

Do they also avoid showing art that might offend Christians or Jews, or is it that they don't fear we would chop their heads off for showing it.
a week after a German opera house canned a Mozart production for the same reason. The director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery decided to remove works by surrealist artist Hans Bellmer from an exhibition the day before it was due to open, one of the museum's curators, Agnes de la Beaumelle, told Reuters. "The motive was simply to not shock the population of the Whitechapel neighbourhood, which is partly Muslim," she said.
How many Christians are in the area, and do you also make an effort to avoid shocking them?
The Whitechapel area in east London is home to many ethnic minorities including a large Bangladeshi community.

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