Well that didn’t take long. Only a few days ago I read speculation that sooner or later, Muslims would demand that The Divine Comedy, Dante Allegheris seminal work, a work thought to be the equivalent to Shakespeare by many scholars of literature would be banned by or for Muslims and other groups such as Gays and jews, although the actual agency here appears to be some sort of U.N. ‘Human Rights’ group.
Another critical component in the obliteration of European culture and history.
“I don’t know when fascists will come to america, but I do know when they do come, they will call themselves ‘Anti-fascists’” -Anon
It is a world-renowned work of literature and one of the foundation stones of the Italian language, but Dante’s Divine Comedy has been condemned as racist, homophobic, anti-Islamist and anti-Semitic.
3:30PM GMT 13 Mar 2012
The classic work should be removed from school curricula, according to Gherush 92, a human rights organisation which acts as a consultant to UN bodies on racism and discrimination.
Dante’s epic is “offensive and discriminatory” and has no place in a modern classroom, said Valentina Sereni, the group’s president.
Divided into three parts – Hell, Purgatory and Heaven – the poem consists of 100 cantos, of which half a dozen were marked out for particular criticism by the group.
It represents Islam as a heresy and Mohammed as a schismatic and refers to Jews as greedy, scheming moneylenders and traitors, Miss Sereni told the Adnkronos news agency.
“The Prophet Mohammed was subjected to a horrific punishment – his body was split from end to end so that his entrails dangled out, an image that offends Islamic culture,” she said.
“We do not advocate censorship or the burning of books, but we would like it acknowledged, clearly and unambiguously, that in the Divine Comedy there is racist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic content. Art cannot be above criticism,” Miss Sereni said.
Schoolchildren and university students who studied the work lacked “the filters” to appreciate its historical context and were being fed a poisonous diet of anti-Semitism and racism, the group said.