Pakistan's leading arts college in crisis after paintings outrage Islamic hardliners

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Pakistan's leading arts college has pushed boundaries before in this conservative nation.
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Pakistan has a small educated class of relatively civilized people, and huge mobs of irrational, uneducated Taliban and Muslim hardline bigots and crazies.

Sure glad I don't live there, and don't really want them much as "allies," either.
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Obviously not Incremental
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I see someone took time to blame America and the West. I guess Israel gets a break on this one.
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Pakistan not recognizes Israel as any Country on This Earth ... That's stated Position

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Pakistan not recognizes Israel as any Country on This Earth ... That's stated Position
Pakistan needs to rid itself of fundamental Islam to progress.

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Dec 29, 2012
 
tha Professor wrote:
Pakistan has a small educated class of relatively civilized people, and huge mobs of irrational, uneducated Taliban and Muslim hardline bigots and crazies.
Sure glad I don't live there, and don't really want them much as "allies," either.
U-tube was briefly reopened then shut down again to its 2.1 million subscribers.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-29/pakista...
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Google Didn't removed controversial Movies ... If Google can remove objectionable contents by the request of American Government so it must Do it for Pakistan

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Dec 30, 2012
 
from jihadwatch:

"The uproar was sparked when the college's Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture over the summer published pictures of a series of paintings by artist Muhammad Ali.

"Particularly infuriating to conservatives were two works that they said insulted Islam by mixing images of Muslim clerics with suggestions of homosexuality, which is deeply taboo in Pakistan.

"One titled 'Call for Prayer' shows a cleric and a shirtless young boy sitting beside each other on a cot. The cleric fingers rosary beads as he gazes at the boy, who seductively stretches backward with his hands clasped behind his head.

"Mumtaz Mangat, a lawyer who petitioned the courts to impose blasphemy charges, argued the image implied the cleric had 'fun' with the boy before conducting the traditional Muslim call for prayer ..."

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from jihadwatch:
"The uproar was sparked when the college's Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture over the summer published pictures of a series of paintings by artist Muhammad Ali.
"Particularly infuriating to conservatives were two works that they said insulted Islam by mixing images of Muslim clerics with suggestions of homosexuality, which is deeply taboo in Pakistan.
"One titled 'Call for Prayer' shows a cleric and a shirtless young boy sitting beside each other on a cot. The cleric fingers rosary beads as he gazes at the boy, who seductively stretches backward with his hands clasped behind his head.
"Mumtaz Mangat, a lawyer who petitioned the courts to impose blasphemy charges, argued the image implied the cleric had 'fun' with the boy before conducting the traditional Muslim call for prayer ..."
The trouble with that is that while OPEN homosexuality is sometimes taboo, actual practice of homosexuality is common on the Arab/Muslim world and always has been. Especially pederasty, which has a long history and is still close to the surface in places like Afghanistan.

The British explorer and writer Sir Richard Burton wrote about this back in the 19th century. Nothing new, just embarrassing for some, I guess.
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I haven't seen painting yet

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I haven't seen painting yet
Most Muslims don't need to see the paintings, just the mere rumour should atart riots and murders in the Islamic world.
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What an earth u think am Muslim --- Its the Society which avoid Pornography ... why America Ban Child Porn ...because this is Society and Society at major refuse Child Porn

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Most Muslims don't need to see the paintings, just the mere rumour should atart riots and murders in the Islamic world.
And most Muslims from the 3rd world WON'T see them as they are illiterate and don't/or afford newspapers etc.
Because they subscribe to the Qu'ran, a book, doesn't mean they can read it.
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mICHEAL wrote:
I haven't seen painting yet
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