Spaniards tone down exploding Mohammed at fiestas


So you cant even celebrate or organise a festival because of fear of offending some particular segment of society? Spain hold annual festivals to commemorate the “Reconquista,” the reconquest of Spain by Christians from the Moors, which was completed in 1492 after more than 700 years of Muslim rule in much of the country. This is total Sad, last week Oprah got cancel now this, why the hell we need to change our custom and traditions?

MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish villages are toning down traditional fiestas in which revelers blow up dummies representing the Prophet Mohammed for fear of offending Muslims, the newspaper El Pais reported on Monday.

One eastern Spanish village, Bocairent, decided to abandon the custom of packing the head of a dummy representing Mohammed with fireworks after seeing the angry response by Muslims to a Danish newspaper’s publication last year of cartoons of him.

El Pais found that several other villages in the Valencia region had also modified similar fiestas this year. It carried out the investigation after a Berlin opera house decided last week to cancel performances of Mozart’s “Idomeneo” because the production included a scene depicting Mohammed’s severed head.

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2 Comments

  1. If anything they should stick fireworks up his ass as well as his head this year.

  2. Lol πŸ™‚ nice one mate


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