Hasidic Threats Force Art Exhibition to Close

A Berlin gallery has temporarily closed an exhibition of satirical works by a group of Danish artists after six Hasidic Jews threatened violence unless one of the posters ridiculing Orthodox Jewish headgear and tonsorial customs was removed, it said on Thursday.

Dummer SteinNo, that’s not the news story you read yesterday. But it could have been, if Jews were the same kind of thin-skinned and perpetually offended people that Muslims are.

Yesterday’s story focused on Dummer Stein, the first photo in a sequence in a Berlin art gallery’s exhibition. The “Stupid Rock” depicted in the poster is the Kaaba, the holy shrine in Mecca. The gallery closed the show after Muslim youths entered the building and made threats.
Dummer Hut
The photo on the second poster in the series, as you can see from the larger version shown at right, is captioned Dummer Hut, or “Stupid Hat”.

Each additional poster is also a Dummer something or other, a series of “stupid” things exposed to avant-garde artistic ridicule.

But what’s being ridiculed in that second photo? Whose hat is stupid?

Dummer HutA BBC article on the incident shows the Dummer Stein poster being taken down from the wall. Next to it you can see the Dummer Hut a little more clearly.

I found yet another photo on a Swiss German-language news site.

I can’t read much German, but I found this description in the article: Das Motiv gehört zu einer ironischen Serie, in der unter anderem auch ein orthodoxer Jude mit Kopfbedeckung unter dem Titel “Dummer Hut” abgebildet ist.

Dummer HutWhich I translate as: “The subject is one of an ironic series, in which is displayed, among other things, an Orthodox Jew, with headgear, under the title ‘Stupid Hat’.”

Through the magic of modern Forensic Photology I have extracted a larger version of the Stupid Hat poster.
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Dummer HutYes, it’s true: as you can see in the picture, a Orthodox Jew is tugging out his sidelocks while sporting a big dummer hat.

And now thousands of Jews have taken to the streets of Tel Aviv and burned down the Danish and German embassies, while calling for the murder of the Surrend artists.


Need anything else be said?

Hat tip for the BBC story: TB.

18 thoughts on “Hasidic Threats Force Art Exhibition to Close

  1. One is a mature religion, composed of largely peaceful, productive people.
    The other isn’t. And never will be.

  2. Hr hr. Yeah, there’s the difference. Meanwhile, I have just read Dr Phyllis Starkey, MP Milton Keynes South West believes, without empirical validation, that Israel is:

    “trying to imprison the Palestinians within Gaza.”

    Which is comparable to Der ewige Jude for sheer defamatory bombast.

  3. Jews actually do engage in this sort of intimidation against Europeans and Americans, on a very regular basis. Usually it is not of the street-thug variety, but the result is the same:

    As through this world I’ve traveled,
    I seen lots of funny men;
    Some’ll rob you with a six-gun,
    And some with a fountain pen!

  4. GIVE IT A REST PROTESTANT….leave the Jews out of this, and take down a picture of my great great great great great great great great great great great great great etc grandfather down. You make him sick. You try to bring down everybody and anybody. Stick to belittling the Catholics yea since they are the idiots that believed salvation in a bottle among other things that led to the protestant revolution, but the Jews?….What did they do? We need to unite with them. Hell they are getting terrorized by the COMMON ENEMY since day one of their country’s formation. A day there is like in a war zone. You never know when your going to be suicide bombed, or better yet, rocketed from a neighboring country who can’t seem to control their slums.

  5. SEOULDIER13, “the Jews” have done plenty to undermine our national and cultural integrities in the Western world. Take the Jewish Museum in Berlin [please ;-)] — They openly brag and boast about how they were the trailblazers of the pornography industry, the abortion movement, and the “sexual revolution”.. they boast about how Jews have been on the cutting edge of the various “progressive” “cultural phenomena” that have “blessed” the West for the past few generations. The first pornographic movie was produced by Weimar Republic Jews, and today they continue to dominate that soul-killing industry in the USA.

  6. Ha ha!

    What a joke. I agree with ‘protestant’. The Jews are Much more thin skinned, vicious and spiteful than Muslims.

    No artist would even dream of exhibiting something offensive to Jews. His career (and any related opportunities) would be permanently finished — one might as well take up driving taxis.

    Throughout the arts, media, fashion, music, advertising, all levels of government, you name it, people are terrified of upsetting Jews.

    Bitter, vulgar, graceless, unforgiving b#st#rds with very long memories, in my opinion. If that offends, prove me wrong…

  7. Without entering into the foregoing pissing contest I’d just like to note that at no point have any of the Muslim protests included outrage over how the Jewish religion was subjected to ridicule as well.

    As always, when it comes to anyone else’s ox being gored the Muslims are deafeningly silent.

  8. I have yet to see any riots or threatened violence over “the stupid hat”…

    Remember when Israel ran a holocaust cartoon competition to rival Iran? The jewish faith can look at its own absurdity and laugh, like any mature faith. That’s enough for me.

    All this “the jews” did this and “the jews” did that seems to neglect that these “jews” so often referred to are jewish in name only. They are not acting as part of any cabal, they certainly aren’t particularly proud of their jewish heritage… look at Marx, he was a jew by birth, but he said this:

    “We recognize in Judaism, therefore, a general anti-social element of the present time … In the final analysis, the emancipation of the Jews is the emancipation of mankind from Judaism … Indeed, in North America, the practical domination of Judaism over the Christian world has achieved as its unambiguous and normal expression that the preaching of the Gospel itself and the Christian ministry have become articles of trade … Money is the jealous god of Israel, in face of which no other god may exist.” (excerpts from Karl Marx – “On The Jewish Question”)

    Marx hated his own kind with the sort of passion that later drove Hitler and the nazis. You come on here talking about “the jews” this and “the jews” that but you neglect that most of these “jews” you refer to are usually marxists first, and any jewish identity they retain comes a distant second, if at all. They certainly don’t act in any sort of beneficial way for the jewish people at large, opposing the existence of Israel being just the most visible manifestation of this stupidity.

    In short, I see no threat from the jewish, and frankly it’s a waste of energy to even be discussing this.

  9. To the Jew haters, read this excerpt from an interview Atlas Shrugs did with Bat Ye’or:

    BY: Yes, the deal with the devil. And from that moment Europe changed it policy against Israel, but I think its soul changed because…

    PG: Europe’s soul changed. That’s important; an important quote.

    BY: Yes. Because it has to support the Palestinian war, jihad against Israel.

    PG: It has to support barbarism.

    BY: Which is support barbarism, which is to support jihad ideology which is, as well, as much anti-Jewish as anti-Christian, and which is legitimized by the evilness of the Jews and Christians or of the infidels also. It is based on that, so when Europe support this and legitimize it intellectually, and also with its heart, its soul and heart support the destruction of the state of Israel, it supported also its own evilness and its own destruction. And since this moment it follows therefore the Palistinization of Europe, of the whole mentality of Europe — the whole vision and interpretation of history and of events according to the Palestinian vision , which is the eternal evilness of its enemy Israel, which is linked also to the Christian and the West. So Europe destroyed itself. It destroyed its own, first of all, Christianity, and give in to the Palestinians to attack the Christianity in Lebanon. Because the Palestinian war was not only against Israel. The Palestinian, you have to see them as a tool or as an instrument of the Arab world to destroy Israel, and also as a channel to penetrate into Europe and Islamize Europe. It is exactly what they have done.

  10. kepwatson said…
    “No artist would even dream of exhibiting something offensive to Jews. “MEL GIBSONOh, wait, you said “artist.” My mistake.

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