I wish somebody would explain this to me. At some point, will everything ne considered an insult to Islam? Why the hell should we care if Islam is offended? And if Muslims don't like the concept of free speech, isn't that their problem? Look here:
An art exhibit that included photographs of nude Muslim women wearing only a head covering was taken down Thursday afternoon just hours after opening for public viewing at Harper College in Palatine.
Muslim students at the college protested to officials about the pieces on display in Building C.
Several students say the pieces — some showing young Muslim men with machine guns — were downright offensive.
“I think they should rip this down,” student Matt George said.
Another student, Hussein Ali, says a number of Muslim students at Harper now are thinking about leaving.
“The Muslim students are thinking about boycotting Harper because of this,” said Ali, 23, of Schaumburg.
Ahmad Basalat, 21, of Bartlett said the exhibit expressed hatred toward Muslims.
Rich Johnson, co-coordinator of international students at Harper, said the exhibit was an event put on in conjunction with the college’s art department.
The school invited Chicago photographer Amir Normandi to exhibit his works depicting Muslim women in Iran defying the wearing of the jilbab.
I don't have a problem with the protest. Rudy got all bent out of shape over a dung-splattered Madonna and some religious group is always complaining about something. What pisses me off is that again, instead of saying "stuff it," like they would have to any other group, the exhibitors caved and took down the show. Why are Muslims exempt from being offended? Are the organizers afraid of reprisals? Doesn't that say something about the protesters?
When are we going to stop indulging this kind of extortion?