Muslim homosexuals are portrayed (in The Netherlands) wearing Mohamed and Ali masks. Van Krimpen, who chose the works, is afraid to show the photographs because 'they can be sensitive for some people'.
It is so sad, that people are frightened and make such a coward actions but, the director of the museum...?
It brings me doubts of where I live. Is this Mexico City in the 80's when a friend of mine, Rolando de la Rosa, showed a Virgin of Guadalupe with a Marilyn Monroe face and a mob of traditional, right, and conservative women assaulted the Museum of Modern Art and the work was removed and the life of the artist was (partly) destroyed? And the director of the Museum was sacked because he supported the freedom of the artist!
(The example with Monroe, is not de la Rosa's work, but this one is made by Ahumada).
I don't have to go that far, last year was Hester Scheurwater's at the See me, feel me exhibition at Koorenhuis in The Hague kindly asked to show her video only at nightly hours.
At a clinic in 1993, I was asked to remove a painting of muscled man with naked torso and short trousers because 'it could hurt feelings' as it was (by chance) placed at the entrance of the gym. It was such an innocent painting. At least these two last cases were not religion related, but any way...
I am annoyed. Annoyed of the cowards.
Even YouTube removed the video of Sooreh Hera....
To read more about this and other sad examples go to
B-logos: My Sweet Lord: religión y censura.
Replica 21: Censura: 10 casos de la vida real. Both in Spanish.