Anglican Samizdat

January 10, 2010


Filed under: Islam — David Jenkins @ 4:57 pm

Images of Mohammed have been pulled from the Metropolitan Museum of Art for fear of offending Muslims:

Is the Met afraid of Mohammed?

The Metropolitan Museum of Art 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, The Post has learned.

The museum said the controversial images — objected to by conservative Muslims who say their religion forbids images of their holy founder — were “under review.”

Critics say the Met has a history of dodging criticism and likely wants to escape the kind of outcry that Danish cartoons of Mohammed caused in 2006.

To make up for it, here is one:

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And my favourite: Mohammed in hell, an illustration from Dante’s Inferno:

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