EXPOSÉ: European Culture Grovels Before Islam

When the Tate Gallery in London censored the work “God is great” by John Latham (because it showed the Koran), the art critic Richard Corkaccused the British establishment of having sold out freedom of expression: “When you start thinking like that, the sky is the limit.” Now a new limit has been established.

The Victoria and Albert Museum, the most famous and crowded museum in the English capital, first exhibited, then hid from the public a portrait of the Prophet of Islam, a work of devotional art depicting the image of Muhammad. The fear of exposing it follows the massacre at the French weekly Charlie Hebdo.

A reproduction of Mohammed was also removed from the online database of the Victoria and Albert Museum: “Since the museum is already a public building in safety alert, our team has decided to remove the image,” said Olivia Colling, spokesman of the famous London institution.