Wednesday, September 27, 2006

BBC shows Mo's severed head!

I'm sure most visitors to this blog are already aware of this story (thanks to all who emailed me):
THE bloodstained King of Crete stumbles onstage and holds aloft the decapitated heads of Poseidon, Jesus, Buddha and the Prophet Muhammad. “The gods are dead!” he calls out to the audience.

German operagoers will not be seeing that scene or, indeed, any scene from one of Mozart’s most powerful works. For fear of Muslim anger, the bosses of the world-renowned Deutsche Oper in Berlin have cancelled performances of Mozart’s Idomeneo. The decision has unleashed a storm of disapproval from politicians and writers, who claim that Germany has fatally compromised the freedom of expression...
Suprisingly, the BBC actually showed the scene (very briefly) in its report. Watch here (RealPlayer). Screencap:

That's Mo's head on the right. Amazingly enough, there's been no reaction from any of the alphabet soup of Muslim representative groups in Britain (yet).

Here's a before picture from Berliner Morgenpost:

Michelle Malkin has a round-up of reaction.


Blogger Dr Syndrom said...

Oh, don't worry about... the shouting for world domination, burning of buildings and calling for suicides will come soon enough.

.. And the response to Mo's severed head would come at some point as well...

Mental Dribble

3:52 pm  
Blogger Rastaman said...

So far the reaction is mostly from German politicians and stage directors, very upset over this cowardly behavior by that opera house. A reaction I hope for will be another opera house, or more than one, now putting on this show. Something to watch for.


5:27 pm  
Anonymous verity said...

This will give the mohammedans cardiac arrest on two points. The severed head, of course, not matter how amusing.

Second, "The gods are dead". The mohammedans will tell you that mo is not a god. That is why being called mohammedans drives them crazy. allah's their god. You're not supposed to call mo a god.

Looks like Pope Rage never really took off. No mohammedans died in riots. Maybe we can have Opera Rage next.

5:55 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aw diddums. Little Nazis are not getting the reactions you want from the Muslims.

You should be careful. You may get put in the naughty chair, Supernanny style!

8:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Opera, me. My favourite composer is Wagner.

8:30 pm  
Blogger permanentexpat said...

Some uncharacteristic cowardice by Deutsche Oper....Gott sei dank dass die Merkel will nichts davon wissen.

12:32 am  

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