French author Michel Houellebecq sits on stage of the Schauspiel Koeln, the public theater of the western German city of Cologne January 19, 2015. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Croatia festival cancels Houellebecq play due to fears of Muslim contribution to multiculturalism & diversity

The Dubrovnik Summer Festival has canceled a planned premiere of a play by French author Michel Houellebecq, known for stirring controversy with his views of Islam, after police said it would present a security concern.

The play, based on his novel Les Particules Elementaires, was to open in Dubrovnik in July but the Dubrovnik county prefect had asked the intelligence service and police for a security assessment.

A police statement said the service concluded the show would represent a security risk.

“They did not use the word ‘terrorism’ but that’s what it is,” the Festival spokeswoman Karla Labas said on Thursday.

“The assessment is confidential and we’ll never see it but I think it was the combination of the author’s latest novel, the Charlie Hebdo attack and the proximity of Bosnia,” Labas said.

  • Censored_EG

    Security concerns leads to immediate censorship by police and other authorities. Terrorism works.

    Criticizing Islam is dangerous so beware.

  • Glenfilthie

    I love it. The cultural melting pot is at a rolling boil and the leftists are pressing down on that pot trying to keep the lid on…and the pressure just builds.
    I was just pleased as punch when two mudflaps were gunned down in a hail of lead during that Texan celebration of islam and mohammed! I think a lot of people were. It is time to flip the bird at militant islam and warn these people that they can either leave the 7th century where it was…or take it with them when they are death marched out of our countries.

  • John

    So the play has nothing to do with Islam, and yet it’s still called off!

  • mauser 98

    looks like old geezer Rick Salutin

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    What would the NYTs say?
    Oh yeah they have already spoken: ‘there has to be limits on freedom of expression’.
    I can’t wait until the Koranimals feel empowered enough to start killing “journalists” for giving a positive review to a Robert Maplethorpe revival.