May 19, 2015

Timorous New York City Supporters of Sharia Law, Cancel Anti Censorship Event

[From article]
I am sure the “guardians” of the right like Bill O’Reilly, Laura Ingraham and Greta Van Susteren will applaud this capitulation and adherence to the brutal sharia, but freedom-loving people are fed up. Who designated these spineless, gutless wonders as the gatekeepers of our freedoms? We are not Muslims. We do not adhere to the sharia. This is elemental.
Like dominoes, one after another lies down and submits to the most brutal and extreme ideology on the face of the earth. We are living under boot of the left and we must push back. Hard. Once freedom of speech is no longer free, it’s over.
Larry Flynt is a free speech hero to the left. Lenny Bruce, too.[. . .]
According to The New York Times, the “Playwrights for a Cause” event was set to feature four new short plays about censorship of the arts on June 14 at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in Greenwich Village.
While the event was intended to combat censorship, William Spencer Reilly, the executive director of the non-sectarian venue, essentially censored it over an act regarding Mohammed, which is sexual in nature.
The title in question: Mohammed Gets a Boner.[. . .]
“When an artistic project maligns any faith group, that project clearly falls outside of our mission to highlight the good, the true, and the beautiful as they have been expressed throughout the ages,” Reilly told the Times.
Reilly reportedly green-lit the event in February, but told the paper he had only become aware of the title of the play earlier this week, after a staff member noticed it online.
He then read the script and decided to cancel the event altogether for what he called a “clear offense to Muslims.”

NYC Anti-Censorship Theater Event ‘Censored’ to Prevent Offending Muslims
“….a series of short plays addressing censorship of arts and culture was canceled by a New York venue over concerns one of the acts might be offensive to Muslims.”
ByPamela Geller
on May 17, 2015

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16 May 2015New York, NY

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