Skip to comments.Paintings Outrage Islamic Hard-Liners in Pakistan (Clerics Depicted in Homo-Erotic/Pedophile Scenes)
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 ...
- Hamlet, Act III, scene II (William Shakespeare)
I piddy da po foo dat messes wit Mohammad Ali.
I’d probably think they are obscene too, but not because they expose profit Moham’n’eggs
And the depiction would be wrong how?
I think ABC news has an agenda here. This isn’t about Pakistan. They used Conservative and Liberal in the text.
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”.
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.
Not sure what the uproar is all about, those 72 v!rg!ns are little boys.
They’re mad because clerics shouldn’t be depicted doing things Mohammed did!?!
Indeed, they were afraid someone might recognize them in the paintings...
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.
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..
Well,...that pretty much describes Mohammad.
I don't think that's what you meant to say.
Mad Mo! Mad Mo!
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.
They didn't say it was wrong, they said it is offensive...
*gentle cough* Actually the queer'an promises 72 virgins AND 18 young boys like pearls for the eternal sexual gratification of the martyr...
Fraudulent homoerotic depictions of prominent clerics are "progressive thought"? Libel and slander are not welcome anywhere. This author is wacko.
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.
Ummm yeah, they are protesting too much me thinks...
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.
Muslim liberal arts!! Interesting considering islam is all male oriented.
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?
Thats once every 14 minutes and 6 seconds.