Still more dhimmitude in the UK. “Gallery scraps art, fearing Muslim rage -curator,” from Reuters, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
PARIS (Reuters) – A London gallery has decided not to show some works of art because it fears they would upset Muslims, a curator said on Friday, a week after a German opera house canned a Mozart production for the same reason.
The director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery decided to remove works by surrealist artist Hans Bellmer from an exhibition the day before it was due to open, one of the museum’s curators, Agnes de la Beaumelle, told Reuters.
“The motive was simply to not shock the population of the Whitechapel neighbourhood, which is partly Muslim,” she said.
The Whitechapel area in east London is home to many ethnic minorities including a large Bangladeshi community.