Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Is Saddam Sacred ?

From the BBC.

A town in Belgium has banned an artwork of Saddam Hussein for fear that it will put off tourists and offend Muslims.
The piece, called Saddam Hussein Shark, shows the handcuffed ex-Iraqi ruler suspended in liquid and wearing nothing more than underpants.

The mayor of Middelkerke, Michel Landuyt, said the work could "shock people", including Muslims.

Rumours that the mayor is changing the town's name to Middelmosque are unconfirmed.

Elsewhere - the Nigerian state government in Kano sounds a fun place.

The BBC's Ado Saleh in Kano says some 200 people, including the 40 state parliamentarians, attended the flag burning.

They shouted "Allah Akbar" (God is great) as Kano's parliament speaker Balarabe Saidu Gani set the flags alight, he says.

When was the last time you saw Michael Martin firing up a flag, eh ?

"Order, order. Has anyone got a light ?"


Anonymous said...

It now turns out that one of the fake cartoons is not of 'mohammed' but merely a photo of Jacques Barrot, a contestant at the French Pig-Squealing Championships:


Anonymous said...

I think this 'political leader handcuffed in liquid' thing could take off. Is it art? Dunno guv, but I would like to suspend most of the current UK Government & 'Opposition' front benches in the same way, and if it can't be done to the original versions, then copies will do in the meantime...and I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks this way.

Anonymous said...

You can imagine how foolish those elected Nigerian politicians will feel when they realise that only a tiny proportion of muslims support extremism of this sort.