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Paintings Outrage Islamic Hard-Liners in Pakistan (Clerics Depicted in Homo-Erotic/Pedophile Scenes)
ABC News ^ | December 28, 2012 | ASIF SHAHZAD

Posted on 12/28/2012 12:36:54 PM PST by DogByte6RER

Pakistan's leading arts college has pushed boundaries before in this conservative nation. But when a series of paintings depicting Muslim clerics in scenes with strong homosexual overtones sparked an uproar and threats of violence by Islamic extremists, it was too much.

Officials at the National College of Arts in the eastern city of Lahore shut down its academic journal, which published the paintings, pulled all its issues out of bookstores and dissolved its editorial board. Still, a court is currently considering whether the paintings' artist, the journal's board and the school's head can be charged with blasphemy.

The college's decision to cave to Islamist pressure underscores how space for progressive thought is shrinking in Pakistan as hardline interpretations of Islam gain ground. It was also a marked change for an institution that has long been one of the leading defenders of liberal views in the country.

Pakistan is an overwhelmingly Muslim nation, and the majority of its citizens have long been fairly conservative. But what has grown more pronounced in recent years is the power of religious hardliners to enforce their views on members of the population who disagree, often with the threat of violence.

The government is caught up in a war against a domestic Taliban insurgency and often seems powerless to protect its citizens. At other times it has acquiesced to hardline demands because of fear, political gain or a convergence of beliefs.

"Now you have gun-toting people out there on the streets," said Saleema Hashmi, a former head of arts college. "You don't know who will kill you. You know no one is there to protect you."

The uproar was sparked when the college's Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture over the summer published pictures of a series of paintings by artist Muhammad Ali.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: art; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; islam; islamofascism; muhammadali; muhammadsminions; muslims; paintings; pakistan; pedophilia; religionofpeace; sharia; sodomy; waronterror
"The lady protests too much, methinks."

- Hamlet, Act III, scene II (William Shakespeare)

1 posted on 12/28/2012 12:37:06 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

“Muhammad Ali”

I piddy da po foo dat messes wit Mohammad Ali.


2 posted on 12/28/2012 12:42:22 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I’d probably think they are obscene too, but not because they expose profit Moham’n’eggs


3 posted on 12/28/2012 12:43:52 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DogByte6RER

And the depiction would be wrong how?


4 posted on 12/28/2012 12:44:28 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I think ABC news has an agenda here. This isn’t about Pakistan. They used Conservative and Liberal in the text.


5 posted on 12/28/2012 12:44:28 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You can't bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: All
angry muslim Pictures, Images and Photos Hey where is ... oh, here he is now!
6 posted on 12/28/2012 12:48:24 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

As described, these paintings look to be the tepid Islamic equivalent of things like Andre Serrano’s “masterwork” Piss Christ. We don’t threaten violence over such “artworks”, instead we verbalize our outrage, and threaten defunding of programs which encourage “artists” like Serrano, our reward tjem outright with taxpayer-funded grants/
Bear in mind that the way the “culture war” is fought here
is on the level of deliberate provocation, because they know they can get away with it, and further polarize and flush out
“the squares”, all for the benefit of the noble, fearless “Hipsters”.


7 posted on 12/28/2012 12:52:37 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: DogByte6RER

Oh-—the Truth will eventually come out-—the reason why the Vice of “sodomy” is now considered “Good” in our military—— Whoever pushes “Homosexual “RIGHTS”” are forcing God OUT and Natural Laws (basis of our Constitution Rights) OUT. Homosexualists want to destroy freedom of thought and religion and Rational Thinking.

It is why our muslim-in-chief homosexual president is forcing our military to look the other way as harem of boys are sodomized in Afghanistan —and we “help” with that sodomization of boys.....and our troops are now forced to be “reeducated” in the Maoist sense-—so they will be transformed from their Christian Ethics and adopt Marxist/Atheist/Satanic/muslim Worldview and teach their family that “sodomizing other human beings” is a “Right” and should be celebrated in “Pride” parades and glorified in the schools (Milk) so our young children think “Sodomy is Good” just like the little Afghanistan boys.

Jerry Brown should be in prison. Sodomy is a Vice for an extremely good reason as all history and Natural Laws have proven for thousands of years. Christianity removed the idea that Sodomy/pederasty (they go together always) and Slavery are evil.......The sodomites want to destroy Western Civilization and erase Christian Ethics. Homosexual “Rights” is their camel. There can be no “Rights” from Lucifer conferred on people in the USA—at least, Constitutionally.

But alas, as Mark Levine laments-—we are post-Constitutional.


8 posted on 12/28/2012 12:52:44 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: DogByte6RER

Not sure what the uproar is all about, those 72 v!rg!ns are little boys.


9 posted on 12/28/2012 12:53:37 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: DogByte6RER
"a picture / photo; tells a 1000 words"

10 posted on 12/28/2012 12:56:10 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: DogByte6RER

They’re mad because clerics shouldn’t be depicted doing things Mohammed did!?!


11 posted on 12/28/2012 1:00:16 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Indeed, they were afraid someone might recognize them in the paintings...


12 posted on 12/28/2012 1:04:37 PM PST by PGR88
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To: skinkinthegrass

I looked and looked. There are no online photos of the paintings at issue.

The link to ABC News provides a written description of two of the paintings by Muhammad Ali.

Personally, I think the artist was just painting the truth as it is so evidently seen in Islamic countries.


13 posted on 12/28/2012 1:07:16 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

YOU’d be angry too if you had been buggared by teachers, police, military people, mayors, clerics, doctors, nurses, street vendors, strangers, and aliens since you were 5 years of age..

Until you grew up and could protect yourself unless you got yourself confused and started buggaring others continuing the vicious cycle.... and thats just if you were A BOY....

If you were a girl you had even meaner aspects of Ugh!.. “social justice” to deal with.. you were even lower on the scale of pedophile accomplishments.. A girl being worth half the value of a boy and thats if she was “pretty”..

Muslim customs and practices have barely even begun to be “UNRAVELED” Yet.. Most western minds cannot conceive of the nastyness of Muslim Culture.. Bonobo Monkeys have better social skills than muslims..

Islam is indeed a diseased culture..

**Note; A brief look into what Yasser Arafat was will straighten your hair.. Homosexuality is so common among muslims its not even spoken of..


14 posted on 12/28/2012 1:12:04 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: DogByte6RER

Well,...that pretty much describes Mohammad.


15 posted on 12/28/2012 1:12:18 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: savagesusie
Christianity removed the idea that Sodomy/pederasty (they go together always) and Slavery are evil.

I don't think that's what you meant to say.

16 posted on 12/28/2012 1:23:54 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: DogByte6RER

Mad Mo! Mad Mo!

17 posted on 12/28/2012 1:24:34 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Agenda -— good observation: words “liberal, “conservative” ..., and “progressive thought” and “gun-toting people”

From the article by Asif Shahzad, Associated Press:

“Pakistan’s leading arts college has pushed boundaries before in this conservative nation.”

first clue: Pakistan is a conservative nation.

From article: “”It’s part of Western and American plans to malign Islam,” claimed Mujahid.”

He’s confused. By Hillary’s (State Dept’s) standards, this IS blasphemy and should be prosecuted.


18 posted on 12/28/2012 1:29:05 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: svcw
And the depiction would be wrong how?

They didn't say it was wrong, they said it is offensive...

19 posted on 12/28/2012 1:30:09 PM PST by null and void (Socialism: Equal parts dumb and evil, in a blender.)
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To: svcw
Not sure what the uproar is all about, those 72 v!rg!ns are little boys.

*gentle cough* Actually the queer'an promises 72 virgins AND 18 young boys like pearls for the eternal sexual gratification of the martyr...

20 posted on 12/28/2012 1:32:45 PM PST by null and void (Socialism: Equal parts dumb and evil, in a blender.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Pakistan's leading arts college has pushed boundaries before in this conservative nation. But when a series of paintings depicting Muslim clerics in scenes with strong homosexual overtones sparked an uproar and threats of violence by Islamic extremists, it was too much....The college's decision to cave to Islamist pressure underscores how space for progressive thought is shrinking in Pakistan...

Fraudulent homoerotic depictions of prominent clerics are "progressive thought"? Libel and slander are not welcome anywhere. This author is wacko.

21 posted on 12/28/2012 1:36:05 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("If you're going through hell, keep on going."--Winston Churchill)
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To: DogByte6RER

No images of the offensive material??? I want to make sure that my mural of Mohammad blowing Satan is OK. After all I don’t want to offend anyone.


22 posted on 12/28/2012 1:54:49 PM PST by pennyfarmer (Your socialist beat our liberal AGAIN.)
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To: pennyfarmer
Photobucket Apologies ... I couldn't find any of the paintings related to this news article. Here is a painting though of Mad Mo in Hell by Gustave Dore. I think the artist was inspired by Dantes' Inferno.
23 posted on 12/28/2012 2:17:55 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Ummm yeah, they are protesting too much me thinks...

24 posted on 12/28/2012 2:29:47 PM PST by GraceG
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To: DogByte6RER
"The link to ABC News provides a written description
of two of the paintings by Muhammad Ali."
maybe b/c; NOI Ldr. Louis FaraCON, was the Boxer's friend..figures.

25 posted on 12/28/2012 2:51:28 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: DogByte6RER
"The link to ABC News provides a written description
of two of the paintings by Muhammad Ali."
maybe b/c; NOI Ldr. Louis FaraCON, was the Boxer's friend..figures.

26 posted on 12/28/2012 2:55:20 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: null and void

Actually I think it is 28 not 18. 72 hori + 28 boys =100. It is promised that in their paradise the faithful can ejaculate 100 times a day.


27 posted on 12/28/2012 3:02:17 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: DogByte6RER

Muslim liberal arts!! Interesting considering islam is all male oriented.


28 posted on 12/28/2012 4:22:50 PM PST by existentially_kuffer
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To: allmendream

Is it not satan that rules worldly delights? Islam already has a problem with wine in their paradise as wine on earth is Satan’s handiwork! How did satan get to Allah’s paradise?


29 posted on 12/28/2012 4:46:24 PM PST by existentially_kuffer
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To: allmendream

Thats once every 14 minutes and 6 seconds.


30 posted on 12/28/2012 6:19:00 PM PST by duffee (Newt Gingrich for Speaker)
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