A reader from Los Angeles wrote us yesterday with the following tip:
In case you haven’t seen it, there is an article at Jihad Watch about an art exhibit that has been banned in Norway.
The artist is the Iranian dissident Ahmed Mashhouri, and the title of the exhibit is, “It is not forbidden to think.” The art illustrates various verses from the Quran, and the art is light years ahead of the Danish cartoons in terms of message and impact. Unfortunately, not all of the legends are translated into English. It would be a great assist to English-speakers to have these graphics translated.
See Islam & Graphic for a complete set of the graphics.
As soon as the exhibit was opened, Muslims began to vandalize it. That means they too are “getting it.”
These graphics should get wide publicity.
We’re only too happy to oblige. Our Danish correspondent TB volunteered to translate the texts that appear as part of the images.
I haven’t reproduced all the graphics themselves, but here are TB’s translations, numbered in the order they appear on Mr. Mashhouri’s blog:
|1.||It is not forbidden to think|
|2.||Married women whom you take prisoner in religious warfare can be used by you. (Koran AN-NISA, 24).|
|3.||At the top: Girl ≠ boy. At the bottom: Man is superior to all women (Koran, Al-baqara 228).|
|4.||(Koran, AN-NISA -3) Marry two, three or four of the women you like and get satisfaction from the slaves that you own.|
|5.||At the top: A life for a life — An eye for an eye — A tooth for a tooth — Take blood vengeance for injuries as well. At the bottom: Those who do not judge in this manner are despots (Koran, Almaeda-45).|
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|6.||The punishment for those who wage war or try to make riots against Allah and his prophet is to be killed by hanging or to have the hand or leg amputated.|
|7.||At the top: Stop Islam. At the bottom: Islam has to stop killing people by stoning.|
|8.||At the top: Man. At the bottom: Marry the women of your choice, two or three or four (Chapter 4: AN-NISA -3)|
|10.||Women are like a new crop and a man can have sexual relations with them where and how he pleases, and keep them as his personal belonging. (Koran Al-baqara 223)|
|11.||Soon we will strike fear in the hearts of the infidels. So cut off their heads and fingers. — (Koran, Al-anfal 12).|
|12.||Women’s Rights. Men protect women who obey. Women who let their men down must be punished. The punishment is a warning, and not to sleep together or be beaten. (Koran, An-nesa 34).|
The rest of the posters (from #13 onwards) are already translated into English, or are in Arabic. The translations are visible below the posters.