Hague museum pulls picture showing Muslim prophet

The city museum of The Hague has decided not to include the picture showing two men wearing masks of the Muslim prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and his son-in-law Ali.

Hague museum pulls picture showing Muslim prophet
The city museum of The Hague has decided not to include in an exhibition a work of art that will offend Muslims, it was reported.

The picture, made by Iranian artist Sooreh Hera, is entitled Adam and Ewald and shows two gay men wearing masks of the Muslim prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and his son-in-law Ali.

It is part of a photoseries the Gemeentemuseum has included in the 7up exhibition due to open on December 15.

The Gemeentemuseum's director Wim van Krimpen told reporters he will not exhibit Adam and Ewald in the next few years because "certain people in our society might perceive it as offensive".

Hera responded she was "disappointed" and added "apparently a Muslim minority decides what will be on display in the museum".

As always, Liberal-rightist Freedom Party (PVV) leader Geert Wilders, condemned the museum's decision, claimed it was "based on fear".

Agencies

Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Aralık 2007, 15:40
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