A UK artist is the victim of a muslim campaign of violence against her, her artwork, and the gallery displaying her art. October 31,2008 UPDATE - Sarah Maple is now receiving death threats.
"Windows and doors at the SaLon Gallery in west London were smashed after a series of abusive, anonymous phone calls and angry protests about the images from Muslims. The gallery has complained to police........Staff had to call police last week after an angry woman came in to complain. "She was in a full burqa and was irate and upset. Her behaviour was quite threatening," added the spokeswoman." LINK to this article HERE
Young muslim artist, Sarah Maple, is currently exhibing a painting of a muslim woman cradling a pig.
Whether by dhimmi overreaction or dhimmi fear of muslim overreaction - the pig has become an outcast in the sausage & mash loving Great Britain . For example:
Historic statue of wild boar won't return to Derby Arboretum as it offends muslims (later reinstated after 2,000 people signed petition in protest of the removal)
All of the above sounds pretty ludicrous to Western minds and freedoms - yet we continuously allow muslim "sensitivities" to dicate and remove benign objects from our daily lives.- but clearly Islam is not about freedom of thought or deeds.- or inculcation into Western societies - in fact the reverse is happening in the UK.
So Sarah Maple's efforts to blend Western and Islamic cultures has brought her, and the gallery that displays her artwork, condemnation from the Muslim Association of Britain as well as the typical muslim punitive reaction and intimidation. Clearly not just "sensitivities" are at play. We can only hope that the gallery and artist will hold their ground and not buckle under muslim vandalism and noisy protests. Or that such protests won't devolve into further violence such as the recent muslim gang's fire-bombing of a book publisher's home,
Unfortunately, muslim violence has a way of curbing artistic expression and permanently changing Western cultures and laws thus it appears that the British and European governments are well on the path to Dar al-Islam or succumbing to the House of Submission.
Article in full:
Samir Ceric, the director of the SaLon Gallery, in Notting Hill, west London, which is holding the exhibition, tells me that it has been subjected to a campaign of violence and intimidation, culminating in its glass frontage being smashed. "This criminal behaviour is a manifestation of cowardice and lack of openness to engage in a dialogue," he says. "It is also an attempt to impede the freedom of expression to which all citizens of the UK are entitled."
After a string of menacing emails and anonymous telephone calls, a woman wearing a burka visited the gallery earlier this week and threatened staff. The vandalism took place on Tuesday and was recorded on CCTV. The gallery now has 24-hour police protection.
Sarah, 23, who is Muslim, says: "The Islamic-themed pieces I've done were about integrating eastern and western cultures and questioning whether we can successfully combine the two, or whether we need a bit more understanding."