Thursday, February 22, 2007
The Running of the Muslim. posted by Richard Seymour
Islamophobia Watch brings news of the climax to a recent carnival in Germany:
Some two million people took to the streets of Germany's Rhine region for the climax of the carnival season Monday but Muslim representatives were angered by floats featuring bearded men in turbans and explosives belts.
IW links to this Deutsche Welle article describing what happened:
The carnival floats in parades through the region's cities traditionally take an irreverent look at world events, but the Central Council of Muslims in Germany condemned one float in Düsseldorf which featured fiberglass models of two bearded men wearing turbans and explosives belts and brandishing guns.
The word "Cliche" was printed on one of the men, while the other bore the word "Reality."
"Irreverent". Oh yes, clearly le mot juste. Here is another "irreverent" depiction. Actually, let's get the pedigree right - here are some "irreverent" depictions: