Posts tagged "art and censorship"

How Blasphemy Got Personal

by Austin Dacey Fifty-six years before Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses thrust blasphemy into the spotlight of Western public discourse, the literary debut of a young medical doctor named Rashid Jahan was generating more excitement than she could have imagined.

It’s No Piss-Christ

A Moscow art exhibit entitled “Beware of Religion” has been deemed “insulting” and “overtly provocative” by a district court, which today fined two museum staff members for “actions tantamount to fanning ethnic and religious strife.” In January, the exhibit led to a minor religious riot, with a group of Russian Orthodoxes routing the museum and...