Germans Retreat in Fear of Islamo-Nazis

A mere 70 some years after many Jews no doubt told each other, “Careful not to piss off the Nazis.  It might antagonize them” we see the German government ceding to the Jihadis’ wishes.  No doubt this will be a big help in bringing “Peace In Our Time”.

Mozart’s Idomeneo, re di Creta (K. 366) was written in 1780, and premiered in Munich in 1781.  225 years later, it has become politically incorrect– apparently banned in Germany until further notice.  My! How we have progressed.

LONDON (Reuters)
Berlin security officials had warned that staging the opera “Idomeneo” would pose an “incalculable security risk.”

The controversy centered on a scene in which King Idomeneo is shown on stage with the severed heads of Buddha, Jesus, Mohammad and the sea god Poseidon.

This Mozart was an unusual fellow.  Here’s a background of the offending opera.  You can see it performed for yourself, or arrange a community showing.

On a slightly interesting side note;  Mozart died in December of 1791– the same month in which our United States Bill of Rights was ratified.  Both, it seems, are unpopular today among idiots.

2 thoughts on “Germans Retreat in Fear of Islamo-Nazis

  1. Most people and newspapers in Germany criticize the cancellation of this Mozart opera, incl. representatives of Muslim organizations.

    Now it seems that the cancellation will be revoked and this opera will be shown after all.

    What a great and shrewd publicity stunt the opera house made by first announcing the cancellation. Without this fuss about cancellation, nobody would care to see this silly artsy-fartsy opera. Now it is a must-see to show that we do not surrender to “Islamofascism.”

    I think I am in a very small minority who approved of the cancellation. That opera is an insult to other religions (since it also shows the severed heads of Jesus and Buddha) as well and to Mozart, the composer, himself.

    Anyway, what benefit would we get if we had this opera? It seems the only reason to defend this stupid opera is to avoid giving the impression of appeasement to the Islamofascists. That’s not enough for me.
    My analogy: People can call me coward all day, but I don’t get intimidated. I am not doing something I don’t want to do just to prove to someone that I am not a coward. Well, I did that in kindergarten and elementary school, but now I am more confident and don’t feel I have to prove anything to anyone. Jesus, what a hero I am. 🙂

    Is this opera helping us? No, I think this opera would only strengthen Islamofasicsm since it would help their propaganda. To win the war on terrorism, we need to have moderate Muslims on our side, so that they don’t support the terrorists, but give us information about them. And we want the moderate Muslims to win over their autocratic governments and fundamentalist groups in the Arab world. This opera, however, alienates the moderate Muslims and helps the fundamentalists.

    I think we should criticize the Arab world all day on how they treat women, violate human rights, lack democracy, have too much corruption, etc etc. And we should lecture them all day that they should make peace with Israel, that they should spend their money education rather than military, that they should save Darfur, that they need economic reforms etc etc. Since nobody likes to be attacked, criticized and lectured on every issue, we should avoid making fun of their Prophet of defaming their Prophet. Rather we should focus on the topics that matter. That’s not appeasement, but about focusing on what is important and it is about setting priorities.

    Though, as I said: I am in the minority on this one. Most Germans criticized the cancellation of the opera. It was the opera house who decided to cancel the show. Not the federal or the city government. If (!) the government had told the opera show to cancel the show, then I would be critical and complain about strangeling free speech and about unacceptable government intervention into the arts. But that was not the case.

    Let’s not forget that Muslims are not the only religious group who dislikes controversial art:

    This is from Oct 23, 1998: “Last May, William Donohue, the ever-vigilant president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, raised quite a ruckus about the fact that Corpus Christi, Terrence McNally’s play-in-progress, featured a gay, Christ-like protagonist who has sex, off-stage, with his male disciples. Donohue, who has a gift for strained analogies that rivals McNally’s own, has called the play “hate speech,” “bigotry,” and of course “blasphemy.” He has argued that a similar depiction of a black or Jewish religious figure would be roundly condemned. Only Catholics and their beliefs, Donohue insists, are held up to such ridicule.”
    Long article here:
    http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1252/is_n18_v125/ai_21273530

    Yeah, yeah, this only happens to Catholics…. Right! And some Jews say those kind of attacks only happen to Jews. And some Muslims say those things only happen to Muslims

    The play was then shown after all. And probably the Idomeneo opera will be shown as well soon. They certainly got a lot of publicity. More than this opera house would usually get. Usually hardly anybody would be interested in that opera, but now it is the talk of the town.

    “On May 23, 1998, the New York Times announced that the Manhattan Theatre Club would be canceling its scheduled production of playwright Terrence McNally’s newest play, Corpus Christi, due to bomb and death threats made against the theatre, its personnel, and the playwright. The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights disavowed responsibility for the threats but did publicly applaud the decision, calling the play “blasphemous.” A week later, after counter-demonstrations by a roster of well-known contemporary playwrights, the play was reinstated at MTC. Although the Catholic League’s president had not read the play, reports claiming that it depicted a gay Jesus-like figure who has sex with his apostles was enough to ignite a series of events that captured the attention of New Yorkers, theatre artists and others, perhaps to a greater extent than McNally’s play itself. On opening night, two separate demonstrations took place concurrently on opposite ends of the block outside the theater.”
    http://muse.jhu.edu/cgi-bin/access.cgi?uri=/journals/theatre_journal/v051/51.2pr_mcnally.html

    The same play was shown in Germany, but then cancelled after death threats and bomb threats.

  2. Maybe you haven’t grassped the fact that the Jihadis are fully commited to war against the West already, regardless of whether we listen to Mozart, Wagner, or Frank Zappa.

    The Israelis have recently traded “land for peace”. Now they have neither.

    How many times must we be given this lesson before we learn it?

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