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Berlin Cuts Mozart Opera For Fear Of Offending Muslims

There are 2 comments on the Sweetness & Light story from Sep 26, 2006, titled Berlin Cuts Mozart Opera For Fear Of Offending Muslims. In it, Sweetness & Light reports that:

A leading opera house canceled a 3-year-old production of Mozart's "Idomeneo" that included a scene showing the severed head of the Prophet Muhammad, unleashing a furious debate over free speech.

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Little Rock, AR

#1 Sep 27, 2006
Muslims do not believe in free speech. I, for one, think the Muslims need to get a grip..and stop this insane death wish they have. I feel so sorry for muslim men, women and children being indoctrinated in what apparently has become a blood cult of irrational idiocy. I worry about civilization with such unrully, uneducated barbarians having power. Religion in general is not a positive human creation. The god of the Bible acts like so many five year olds having tantrums.. The god of islam seems to be about the same. Nothing there worth worshipping if you have to kill to protect it. Killing people in the name of some human created god is trully the refection of a sadly deviant society.

Cumming, GA

#2 Sep 27, 2006
Pope Benedict XVI made a reference to a 14th-century Byzantine emperor that Islam spreads its faith by the sword in a speech a couple of weeks ago in Germany.
Immediately, Muslims showed their faith is one of “peace.”
• In the West Bank and Gaza, Muslims attacked seven churches.
• A Muslim in London condemned the Pope to death.
• A Somali Muslim leader called on Muslims to “hunt down” the Pope and kill him. Since he wasn’t in Somalia, Muslims did the next best thing. They shot dead, execution-style, an Italian nun working in a children’s hospital.
• An Iraqi Council declared it “will break up the cross, spill the liquor and impose the ‘jizya’(head) tax, then the only thing acceptable is conversion or the sword. And was this supposed to dispel the accusation that Islam might be spread by the sword?
• Muslims in London protested with signs saying,“Kill those who insult Islam!!!”
• What were Islamic armies doing at Poitiers in 732 and at the gates of Vienna in 1683?
• Muslims intentionally murder noncombatants and routinely use human shields.
• Muslim clerics demanded the Pope be fired and warned,“If the West does not change its stance regarding Islam, it will face severe consequences.”
• A mob of Muslim youths injured six Christians – one critically – and set fire to 10 churches in Dutse, capital of Jigawa state in northern Nigeria.“This is a heinous crime in the name of religion.”
Sounds like a religion of peace to me.

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