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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Berlin's Deutsche Oper won't go forward with "Idomeneo".

"Our ideas about openness, tolerance and freedom must be lived on the offensive. Voluntary self-limitation gives those who fight against our values a confirmation in advance that we will not stand behind them," said Mayor Klaus Wowereit.

So, the show won't go on!

At the risk of irking those from the Religion of Peace, ISLAM a slight adaptation of the 225-year-old opera, Idomeneo was pulled from the stage.

It appears the adaptation completed by Hans Neuenfels that first appeared in 2003 included King Idomeneo offering the severed heads of the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon and those of muhammad, Jesus and Buddha much to the chagrin of our Islamic brethren.

German officials, taking into account the stir that the Dutch caricatures of muhammmad caused in September of 2005 strongly suggested the show be cancelled.

Bernd Neumann, the federal government's top cultural official, said that "problems cannot be solved by keeping silent."

"When the concern over possible protests leads to self-censorship, then the democratic culture of free speech becomes endangered."

Read about it HERE and explain to us that we're not a herd of cattle being led to our slaughter.

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