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2006-03-10 Europe
Artists try not to offend Muslims as satire festival treads softly
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Posted by tipper 2006-03-10 00:29|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6490 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 As a rwdb we should blow things up when an effigy of the Prophet Bush (oil be upon him) is mocked!

Posted by Bright Pebbles 2006-03-10 05:50||   2006-03-10 05:50|| Front Page Top

#2 Last month, the mayor, Rita Barberá, urged artists to "temper freedom with a sense of responsibility" when referring to religious Muslim subjects.

You know, I was really hoping that these worthless gadfly artist Eurotrash types would really take the opportunity to stick it to Islam. But instead, they've got a yellow stripe down their backs. So much for "artistic freedom of expression". So much for actually hoping that artists would contribute something positive.
Posted by gromky">gromky  2006-03-10 06:10||]">[]  2006-03-10 06:10|| Front Page Top

#3 dhimmis
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-03-10 07:27||   2006-03-10 07:27|| Front Page Top

#4 But Islam is compatible with Western freedoms! They keep telling us, it must be so!

Posted by Robert Crawford">Robert Crawford  2006-03-10 07:33||]">[]  2006-03-10 07:33|| Front Page Top

#5 "The ordinary people do not know all the intricacies of Islam, they just saw that there was a very extreme reaction to these [Danish] cartoons, they heard that embassies were attacked, and so people felt cautious," said Mr Crespo.

Just how "intricate" is it to see that they want to either convert or kill you at the point of the scimatar, Mr. Crespo. Geez, I had hopes of "artistic freedoms" sticking it to the muzzies too, but I guess they can only mock those they know will turn the other cheek. PTUI!
Posted by BA 2006-03-10 10:10||   2006-03-10 10:10|| Front Page Top

#6 "When danger reared it's ugly head,
he bravely turned his tail and fled"
Posted by mojo">mojo  2006-03-10 10:39||   2006-03-10 10:39|| Front Page Top

#7 I once met a Spanish guy who had a theatrical company- he was in the giant puppet business! Anyway he goes to this Fallas festival every year, and he was emphatic that everyone is satirised, nobody is sacred, nobody is above being made a fool of. That was ten years ago...
Posted by Grunter 2006-03-10 10:55||   2006-03-10 10:55|| Front Page Top

#8 "The ordinary people do not know all the intricacies of Islam, they just saw that there was a very extreme reaction to these [Danish] cartoons, they heard that embassies were attacked, and so people felt cautious,"

C a n ... y o u ... s a y ... d h i m m i ... ?

V e r y ... g o o d ... I ... k n e w ... y o u ... c o u l d !

[/Fred Rogers]
Posted by Zenster 2006-03-10 13:28||   2006-03-10 13:28|| Front Page Top

#9 "I felt responsible not just as an artist, but as a citizen of this city."

Ahhh yes..the ole "The Artist as Citizen". I'm sure Babs is beaming.
Posted by DepotGuy 2006-03-10 14:43||   2006-03-10 14:43|| Front Page Top

#10 I think everyone is just plain chicken of the Moslems--which the Moslems will see as a GREAT victory.

video: whiny Islamofacists in all their glory and two French guys trying to conduct a silent protest
Posted by ex-lib 2006-03-10 17:08||   2006-03-10 17:08|| Front Page Top

#11 Moslem Political Agenda:


Overpopulate to gain a majority presence

Promote and legitimize recognition of Islam

Demand changes in host country's culture norms

Weaken and subsume host democracies through the democratic process


When other cultures/countries allow Islam and its followers to dictate preference and limit freedoms in favor of Islam, its easier to see that Islam is a totalitarian system. The silver lining?
Posted by ex-lib 2006-03-10 17:17||   2006-03-10 17:17|| Front Page Top

#12 video: whiny Islamofacists in all their glory and two French guys trying to conduct a silent protest

Except they both were Americans. Arthur Wneir of and Erik Svane of and And the two have more guts in their discarded toenail clippings than all the Spanish "artistes" combined.
Posted by ed 2006-03-10 17:36||   2006-03-10 17:36|| Front Page Top

#13 They were AMERICANS? Yahoo!! and right on! Too bad for France, though . . . where's all their people?
Posted by ex-lib 2006-03-10 17:41||   2006-03-10 17:41|| Front Page Top

#14 Islamic Protestors in Paris Come Face to Face with an Unexpected Counter-Protest
The Danish American (Erik) feels like replying that they have done the same to Chirac, to Mitterrand, to the civil servant salons, and to union demonstrations, but suddenly he and the French American (Arthur) start moving away. What has happened is that a short blonde Frenchwoman has tugged on their sleeves and gently but firmly started pulling them away.
Posted by ed 2006-03-10 17:49||   2006-03-10 17:49|| Front Page Top

#15 Thanks for the website link. On Erik Svane:

Biography for
Erik Svane

6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini biography

A Danish-American actor and writer born to a diplomat couple in Prague, Erik Svane lives (and works) between Paris and Rio de Janeiro. Beside being fluent in (American) English, French, and Danish, he has a good understanding of Portuguese, German, and Italian, and integrates foreign languages and dialects effortlessly. His training includes three workshops with Jack Waltzer of the Actors Studio, l'École Nouvelle du Théâtre (both in Paris), and classes at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas). He is proficient in horseback riding, speed-climbing, dancing, karate, and numerous nautical sports, and performs his own stunts. From 2002 to 2003, he spent six months in the Caribbean, playing the lead role in a musical comedy he helped write for a theater on the island of Saint Martin. Besides his acting career, Erik Svane is working on several screenplays, including a western, a fantasy involving Leonardo da Vinci, a biography of Abraham Lincoln, and a romantic action movie set in 19th-century Brazil.
Posted by ex-lib 2006-03-10 17:52||   2006-03-10 17:52|| Front Page Top

#16 "Too bad for France, though . . . where's all their people?"

Boy, am I naive . . . :)

Goodbye, France.
Posted by ex-lib 2006-03-10 18:02||   2006-03-10 18:02|| Front Page Top

#17 Terrorised into submission. islam wins.
Posted by Hupomoger Clans9827 2006-03-10 21:48||   2006-03-10 21:48|| Front Page Top

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