Tuesday, February 3, 2015

‘Blasphemous’ Artwork Removed From Paris Exhibition

By Michael Dorstewitz
“Silence” / Source: www.cucaguixeras.com
FRANCE---A French-Algerian artist was forced to remove her exhibit from a north Paris suburban gallery after a local Muslim group warned it could kindle “uncontrollable, irresponsible incidents.” No, it wasn’t a cartoon figure of Muhammad engaged in pedophilia, nor a photograph of an infidel defiling the Quran. It was, instead, a simple exhibit of high-heeled shoes sitting atop Muslim prayer rugs, which the artist, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, called “Silence.” Very fitting, given the Islamist mindset that women are second-class citizens. But the Muslim community felt otherwise. It’s considered disrespectful to step on a Muslim prayer rug while wearing shoes, The Telegraph reported. [link]