A Bangladeshi-British photographer is complaining that her work has been censored by the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. A documentary work made in Bangladesh by Syra Miah and shown as part of the museum’s Art and Islam exhibitions was removed because it contained an image of a semi-naked woman.
The museum said it had been advised some days after the show opened to the public on July 8 that the image could offend a Muslim audience. However, Ms Miah, 29, rejected the suggestion. The image had not been mentioned by visitors in the museum’s comments book, on its website, or indeed by her own family, “who are very conservative”, she said. [The Guardian]
Another example of annoying liberals who censor on our behalf. Tasneem Khalil, who alerted me about this, says:
In a nutshell, it looks like exploring new faces and tendencies of â€œMuslim artâ€, what should have been the primary focus of the exhibitors, is trashed, while they are instead fuelling the myth of a Muslim societyâ€™s intolerance towards nudity. That, one must confirm, is intolerance and idiotic patronizing, at its worst.
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