UK: Artwork banned from free speech exhibition because Muslims

Visitors to a London exhibition celebrating freedom of expression this week found plenty of familiar taboo-busting work, from Jamie McCartney’s The Great Wall of Vagina, an eight-foot long cast featuring the genitals of 400 women, to Kubra Khademi’s video of an eight-minute walk through Kabul in Afganistan, dressed in lushly contoured body armour. But they will have looked in vain for one work detailed in the catalogue by an artist known only as Mimsy.

Isis Threaten Sylvania is a series of seven satirical light box tableaux featuring the children’s toys Sylvanian Families. It was removed from the Passion for Freedom exhibition at the Mall galleries after police raised concerns about the “potentially inflammatory content” of the work, informing the organisers that, if they went ahead with their plans to display it, they would have to pay £36,000 for security for the six-day show.

A detail from Isis Threaten Sylvania by the artist Mimsy

A detail from Isis Threaten Sylvania by the artist Mimsy

  • Xavier

    Someone needs to ask our leaders, “Why do their rights trump ours?”

    I blame the media. Informing the public is their only job.

    • k

      Their rights trump ours because our intrepid leaders consider the young muslims to be the future, and building blocks for the new utopian society they are intently creating. In that society, there is no place for the people who happen to be its original citizens: we are superfluous in their opinion, an inconvenience that is only barely tolerated (and won’t be for much longer).

  • The only question now; who will win the coming civil war? The indigenous British or the invading Muslims.

    Statistics run in favor of the Muslims.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    If this exhibit generates threats, those who threaten should be apprehended and put away.

  • Clinton

    So, there’s still “freedom of expression”, it’s just now become prohibitively
    expensive and unavailable to most people. This exhibition celebrating
    freedom of expression in the UK has already taught us one thing– there’s
    no longer true freedom of expression in the vibrantly diverse UK. The
    thugs have won.

    • Gary

      Coming to a town near you.

      The feminazis and homofascists are now just as good at banning things by their financial terrorism even when gays are such a small % of the consumers.

  • ThomasB

    Off Topic: This is the weekend Mark Steyn, Douglas Murray and others are speaking at a conference in Copenhagen on the 10 year anniversary of the Mo cartoons; let’s wish them safety (or even offer a prayer, for those so minded). They’re standing up for all of us and putting their lives at risk thereby.

  • Gary

    The vast majority of muslims know that terrorism works so they don’t have to work hard doing dawah and spreading sharia law.
    The reason I alleged the VAST majority is because the so called FEW bad apples that we hear about are supported by the 99% by-proxy from the overt silence to condemn them and try to stop them which makes it a tacit approval and Complicit since the Terrorists infer they have their backing .

    The mere threat of Terrorism or a beheading in public will get events axed and acted like a Quasi Caliphate with sharia law imposed by the muslims .