Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Opera Canceled Over a Depiction of Muhammad

(NY Times snippet)
"A German opera house canceled performances of Mozart's
"Idomeneo" after a scene that depicts the severed head of
the Prophet Muhammad prompted an anonymous threat..."

Let me get this straight.
An opera house in Germany can't offer a Mozart performance without some Islamic extremist wing-nuts threatening them?
These extremists are really giving Islam a bad name.
Islam-a-bad...Oh, I get how they named that place.

I wish I knew more about the Koran because I'm pretty sure the prophet Muhammad wouldn't have wanted his followers to kill people just for depicting his face or physical embodiment.
Nor do I believe any true representative of God would want his followers to roam around perpetually pissed-off and looking for a fight.

If the radical Muslims (and the radical Christians, for that matter) want people to stop resenting them, they ought to learn to live and let live and mind their own goddamn business.


Elayne said...

Not really the full story. See, when Jude mentioned this in her blog, I assumed it was just another pretentious German pratt (in this case Hans Neuenfels) inserting stuff that didn't belong in the opera in the first place, so my thought is, why should anyone besides him and his little clique be pissed about it being taken out?

Karen Zipdrive said...

When freedom of speech is curtailed, we should ALL be pissed.
It's a cornerstone of the democratic process and it needs to be protected as though our freedom depends on it--because it does.
If religious zealots object to ANY cultural event, they should just stay the fuck away from it and mind their own business as to who chooses to attend.