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German brothel self-censors after Muslim threats

April 25, 2006

Not cartoons this time, but national flags on a sexy advertisement:

The giant banner on a high-rise building shows a semi-naked woman and the flags of the 32 countries in the World Cup, which kicks off in June.

The Pascha brothel’s owner, Armin Lobscheid, said a group of Muslims had threatened violence over the advert. He said they had accused the brothel of insulting Islam by using the flags.

First there were telephone threats of violence, then about 30 hooded protesters armed with knives and sticks turned up outside Pascha on Friday, the Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger newspaper reported…
- BBC News: German brothel ad angers Muslims  (Article has a picture of the ad in question)

So much for the notion that the ‘cartoons’ debacle was a special case because of the prohibition on images of Mohammed.  And where were the moderate German Muslims?  Shouldn’t they have been restraining their more hotheaded bretheren?

Question:  what happens if you inadvertently insult a religion of peace?  Or even insult it on purpose?

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  1. April 26, 2006 at 08:53 | #1

    we should do the same thing to the religion of peace as those in the brothel do…F*** ‘em

  2. Abhilasha
    April 27, 2006 at 10:02 | #2

    Well I donno abt messing with the religion of peace for only God knows how much pented up anger they have inside them !!

    as they say…let the sleeping dogs lie..

  3. May 11, 2006 at 00:01 | #3

    I think that refraining from any comment on a religious topic,simply because this or that person feels that it is offensive is to encourage intolerance and extend respect where none is warranted.If I say this Islamic or Arab person or group has expressed this pernicious opinion or endorsed this invidious action,I will doubtless be inundated with protests,“This is not me!“If it`s not you ,then why be bothered?The larger issue is freedom of speech,those uncomfortable with it can find many places where their beleifs are shared,but not here ever.

  4. Mina
    May 30, 2006 at 17:03 | #4

    What really gets me is how an insult to Saudi Arabia and Iran (countreis) are considered insults to Islam (a religion).

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