Classical Values asks, where’s the brave art world that stood up to John Ashcroft?
According to the New York Post, they have a bad case of “jihad jitters.” “The Metropolitan Museum of Art,” the Post reported yesterday, “quietly pulled images of the Prophet Mohammed from its Islamic collection and may not include them in a renovated exhibition area slated to open in 2011.” Why? “The museum said the controversial images — objected to by conservative Muslims who say their religion forbids images of their holy founder — were ‘under review.'”
If any religion needs to be offended, on a regular basis, it is Islam. As long as it has members who get violent when offended it needs to be treated with contempt. It’s quite fine for the members of a religion to be offended, to complain, and to not like what they perceive as offensive. But religious violence must not be tolerated.
If offense can damage your faith, your faith is of no value.
In fairness, Ask-Imam.com seems to be doing a pretty good job.