Following on the heels of the “Muslim Civilization” exhibit in LA comes Manhattan Children’s Museum Gets Funding for ‘Muslim Worlds’ Exhibit – WNYC Culture. h/t Bare Naked Islam
Whirling dervishes, mosaics and 1,001 tales will soon be coming to the Upper West Side, thanks to a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities. The Children’s Museum of Manhattan says its future exhibition new “Muslim Worlds” is the first show of its kind in the U.S. geared toward a family audience.
Striking at the future of America, very young and impressionable children.
“Muslim Worlds” will have hands-on exhibits, performances and other events geared toward getting children involved with the thousands of years of cultural heritage that has come from Muslim countries.
Hands on? A stoning pit? Halal slaughter? Violent protest area? Wife beating simulation? Or maybe just some plain old gender discriminating prayer rooms.
Though the museum promises to “bring to life the similarities and differences of Muslim cultures,” John Jay College Sociology Professor Mucahit Bilici said that exhibits like this operate on the assumption that Muslim people are separate from American society.
“I would say that the major problem with this project is that it treats Muslims as exclusively external people — as foreigners,” he said.
Who, Mr. Bilici, separates the world into Dar al Islam and Dar al Kufr?
Omitted: obligatory comment and Islamo-victimization whining from terror-linked CAIR.
There is plenty of time for debate and polemics between supporters and detractors of the exhibit. The tentative start date for the “Muslim Worlds” exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan is 2014.
Let the debate begin. Don’t, however, expect any polemics regarding the Koran amongst Muslims.