Dante’s Divine Comedy ‘offensive and should be banned’

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.

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The Telegraph:

 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.

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.

Dante and ten scenes from the Divine Comedy, painted by Carl Vogel von Volgestein Photo: REX
Nick Squires

By Nick Squires in Rome

3:30PM GMT 13 Mar 2012

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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.

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8 Replies to “Dante’s Divine Comedy ‘offensive and should be banned’”

  1. So if it’s anti-Semitic, why no talk of banning it just after World War 2 when the Holocaust was fresh in people’s minds? Why are they only thinking of banning it now?
    We all know the real reason. They’re only interested in banning it because it is anti-Islamic. The Jewish reason is a red herring only, to fool everyone into thinking that they care about the sensibilities of all cultures. If they really wanted to ban something for being anti-Semitic they would have closed down the BBC years ago and the Koran would have been removed from all bookstores!

  2. “an image that offends Islamic culture” is a pattently ridiculous stringing together of words.

    Only a person can be offended. A culture is an intellectual construct – a nebulous constantly changing amalgam of thoughts and expressions.

    Furthermore the experience of being offended is purely subjective and cannot be proved to have been experienced.

    Thats why this wench said that the way she did.

  3. muslims come “Pre-Offended” and they’re always afraid of being exposed for the primitive, useless culture that they are

  4. Mohammad’s “body was split from end to end so that his entrails dangled out”

    He was split thusly because he was a sower of discord. He caused chaos (still does) and split people apart (many times in the most literal sense).

    The Irony of this “goes to eleven” because in making this complaint about one of the founding texts in western literature, these whiners are doing the exact same thing for which Muhammad was punished. They are sowing discord.

    Interesting isn’t it that “sowing discord” is a popular tactic of islamic political infiltrators. We have heard more than one story of such infiltrators getting into enemy political organizations and then trying to cause schizms.

    What enemy subversives do is attack everything the target country holds dear (holidays, history, celebrities or revered historica figures) It’s done to remove patriotism and national identity and cause a state of ambivalence – after which the aggressor can do what they like to the targeted state. (just like Grima Wormtoung in LOTR).

    This is a text book example and I think we need to learn quite a bit more about this Gherush 92 group.

  5. Gherush 92 can be contacted at this website:

    http://www.gherush92.com/

    I urge that we all email them and suggest that the Koran be banned as it is highly anti-Semitic, quoting of course, the appropriate verses.
    I intend to email them after I have finished this comment. Please do the same. I would want to know if they reply or not and what their response is.

  6. While we still have a history and a culture, why not offer DE-sensitivity training for those who are perpetually offended with Western culture. Failing that, there are many backwards cultures in which they might feel more comfortable, if our society is just too offensive for them.

    Then, they might prefer Antarctica, preferably close to the south pole – I hear the summers are really nice there.

  7. The Quran is infinitely more antisemitic and homophobic, but of course it will not be banned…

    The next step might well be to ban the Vatican… what is more offensive to islam than that? And the final step might probably be to ban all kafirs… we are also rather offensive to islam, aren’t we?

    Sorry but such an insanity makes one think of insanities of the same size…

    Pd. – I have lost access to my mail, I’ve another. “385” changes to “091”

  8. The only reason the arselifters wants to ban Dante’s book is because it depicts their unholy Mahound in hell. He was a murderer, rapist, robber and pedophile, so Dante was absolutely right. It’s the only justified end-station for a crook as Mahound. He truly belongs in hell. So do all others who thinks Mahound was the perfect man and role-model for all times. They can all join him in hell for all I care.

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