German brothel self-censors after Muslim threats
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?