Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Censorship Through Intimidation:

Berlin...More self censorship in the West due to fear of Muslim "rage."

An opera company in Berlin has cancelled a Mozart production of his work Idomeneo fearing a scene in which the prophet Mohammed's decapitated head is rolled on stage could trigger an Islamic backlash...

...Mohammed is not the only figure to be decapitated in the opera – the heads of Jesus, the Greek God Poseidon and Buddha are also rolled on to the stage.

But it is the symbol which city officials fear could trigger rioting and bloodshed.