Saturday, January 07, 2006

Propet drawings in Norway? Hardly.

From the norwegian blog document.no:

Finn Graff, drawer for the paper Dagbladet, admits that he doesnt dare draw the prophet. He´s afraid for his life.

That emerged when NRKs (Norwegian national public broadcaster) program "Kulturbeitet" covered the dispute about the prophet-drawings in Jyllands-Posten.

Asked whether he would consider to draw the prophet, Finn Graff answered:

- No. That is taboo. That civilization is prepared to cut off your head instead of talking to you.

NRK: - So what you are saying is that you would be scared for your life or some such thing?

Graff: -Yes, I have to admit that that is the way it is. After the thing with van Gogh in the Netherlands last year or the year before, whenever it was, the extremists use that kind of measures, instead of being more civilized.

- So you are letting a religion dictate to you how you express yourself in your art?

- Yes, that is what we have been forced to do. Its as simple as that.

Henrik

2 Comments:

Blogger Mike H. said...

Don't the Norsk have a law that says they can't offend a muzzy or else they will automatically be considered guilty of some crime? They need to start shooting their politicians, or at least run them out of town on a rail. (An American saying, about asking them to go somewhere else in an emphatic manner)

2:01 AM  
Blogger Lagwolf said...

Wimp. I hate it when artists are perfectly happy to trash Christians, Jews, Pagans etc but are cowardly in the fact of the real threat to their artistic freedom.

4:19 AM  

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