Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Setting the cultural agenda.

This is interesting. How much freedom of expression do we have? What is the cost of exercising that freedom?



A SYDNEY artist whose anti-burka mural has infuriated left-wing and Islamic activists is vowing that the provocative artwork will stay in place despite death threats, abuse, a string of vandalism attacks, a violent weekend protest and a police request to remove it.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/national/sculptor-sergio-redegalli/story-e6frfkvr-1225990694187#ixzz1BPwKmWXV


Note that the artist isn't insulting Islam. He isn't criticizing Islam. He is merely expressing an opinion about a cultural aspect that is associated with Islam. There is no specific mention in the Koran for women to wear a burkah.

This brings me to the expression "setting the cultural agenda".  Use this phrase in the sentence, Islam is setting the cultural agenda. Has a nice tone to it doesn't it? Get used to it because as the percentage of Muslims rapidly increases in populations, they will set the cultural agenda.

5 comments:

Jeannie said...

Let's hope that the powers that be set laws in place that hinder a hostile takeover in time.

Trestin said...

They love freedom of speech, so long as you say what they want.

Damien said...

Lexcen,

Here's something on this from the Australian Islamist Monitor.

Hired thugs vs the Mural

Lexcen said...

Thanks Damien,
also excellent article here by Bernie http://plancksconstant.org/blog1/2010/05/if_muslim_countries_can_ban_the_veil_why_cant_infi.html

Damien said...

Lexcen,

You're welcome and thanks for your link as well.

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