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Jan 15 2019

Blasphemy at Haifa Museum of Art

People who hate Israel want to give it the South Africa treatment through the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement. To garner support, Ilhan Omar, Linda Sarsour, et al. ought to stop bleating about allegedly oppressed terrorists and instead show people what is on display at the Haifa Museum of Art. From the Holy Land:

Hundreds of Christians protested outside the Haifa Museum of Art in Israel on Friday against Jani Leinonen’s McJesus sculpture of a crucified Ronald McDonald, conflating the American fast-food chain with the crucifixion. Yet the Finnish artist insists that he requested the work be removed from the museum’s Sacred Goods exhibition (until 17 February) last September and that it is on display against his wishes.

For a change Christians are pushing back; the protests have escalated to violent clashes with the police. But the government-funded museum has refused to remove the blasphemous work, despite requests from local Christian leaders and from Leinonen, who ironically wants his juvenile work removed because he has joined the BDS movement. It is doubtful that the museum features sacrilegious insults against Judaism or Islam.

Before we get mad enough at Israel to support BDS ourselves, we should keep in mind that taxpayer-supported museums in the USA have featured Piss Christ (a crucifix submersed in urine) and The Holy Virgin of Mary (Mary as painted by untalented child, surrounded by dirty pictures cut out of porno magazines and clots of elephant dung). Anger might be more constructively aimed at the moonbattery that has rotted the arts community to the core, and at the illegitimate use of public money to fund art.

On a tip from Sean C.



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