Hague: New committee demands respect for Islam

Twenty Islamic organizations joined together in the Hague on Tuesday to demand respect for Islam, after the municipal museum intended to show an exhibition by Iranian Sooreh Hera showing homosexuals with masks of the prophet Mohammed.

According to the Muslim committee "Respect for you and me", the museum was right in withdrawing the exhibition because the pictures were offending and polarizing. MuseumGoudA, the municipal museum of Gouda, has meanwhile announced it will exhibit the pictures. According to director Ranti Tjan, "Art cannot be rejected for political reasons".

The committee will check if the statement by PVV leader Geert Wilders about Islam can be legally challenged. "Respect for you and me" also intends to fight against insulting statements for Muslims by other people.

Source: Telegraaf (Dutch)

2 comments:

Chalons said...

Respect is earned, not demanded.

They have much work to do.

Anonymous said...

How can you demand respect of something that lacks respectability?