* with thanks to Andrew Bolt
Another brave artist risks all byÂ mocking the leader of a faith he damns as deadly. If only he lived in a culture formed by the faith that stresses turning the other cheek. Then he might even hope to make a living, making mock of a faith which guards him while he sleeps:
In December of 2004 there was an art exhibit by Leon Ferrari, in Buenos Aires in which works of “art” were displayed which depicted scenes such as saints burning themselves in a toaster,Â the Blessed Mother in a frying pan, and a statue of the Last Supper in which Christ and the Apostles face a pack of rats.
And now Ferrari’s works are our display in Sydney. There, theÂ Sydney Morning Herald, which refused to show theMohammed cartoons, proudly publishes pictures of Ferrari’s two fingers to Christ.
Today brings a fresh reminder to brave Ferrari to stick to mocking the utterly safe and benevolent:
A PAKISTANI man has been sentenced to death for blasphemyÂ after he defiled the Muslim holy book and used derogatory language to refer to the Prophet Mohammad, a police official said.