Inger Støjberg, the Danish Minister of immigration and integration, has written in an article to the newspaper BT and in on a Facebook post that we have “lost” and been “silenced” by Islam and its fundamentalist followers.
Titled “The Sad Truth About Islam” in Danish, the article starts off talking about a new play that had premiere January 25 in Copenhagen. The play, named “The Book of Mormon”, in the words of Robert Bengtsson, an actor playing in it, “is famous for being ‘offensive’”.
What Støjberg emphasizes is when Kasper Holten, the director, told Denmark’s TV2: “If you are a mormon and do not want us to make fun of your faith, then do not go and see the play.”
In response to this “correct” statement, Støjberg says: “Try changing ‘Mormon’ to ‘Muslim’ and say that if you are a Muslim and do not want us to make fun of your faith, then do not go and see the play. An unthinkable act in Denmark 2018? Yes, unfortunately.”
She then describes a scene in the play wherein an actor allegedly points his middle finger at the sky and screams “curse that bastard” and writes:
“Could you imagine that an actor in Denmark standing with his middle finger outstretched at the sky screaming ‘stupid bastard’ at Allah? … Under no circumstances! We all know what would happen. Hysterical protests about crimes against Muslim’s religious feelings. Demonstrations against the play. Vandalism. Death threats against actors and director. It would never be allowed.
The point is that we have lost. We have become scared by a religion whose fanatics have threatened us to silence.”
Fanatics with bombs, but also in suits and ties. Google translated a little differently, see here:
The point is that we have lost. We have scared ourselves of a religion whose fanatics have threatened to silence. But not just that we have made us feel silent. We do not even want to. Only the fewest – Jyllands Posten is an exception – has the courage to say why we pay special attention to Muslims.
When the Skovgaard Museum in Viborg failed to abandon the Muhammad drawings at their exhibition about blasphemous art, explanation initially suggested that the drawings did not fit in and when Politics and large parts of the left wing resemble the Muhammad drawings, they claim that That’s because we should not touch the feelings of religious people.
There is no difference between the satire. Or the annoyance religious people can feel over the satire. The difference is that, in reality, it is primarily the followers of religion who call themselves the “religion of peace”, Islam, which actually deals with weapons, violence and terror.