by Giulio Meotti
What is happening in Europe is shameful. It has as much to do with self respect and preservation of historic treasures as it has to do with religion.
The French Jacobin army, which ruled the city of Venice for eight years during the XIX century, closed 104 of 187 churches in the city.
Büchel's work, entitled "The Mosque", is an initiative of the Icelandic pavilion for the Biennale. The church of Santa Maria today only serves the pigeons who use it for nesting and is no longer used for functions of Christian worship for over forty years.
Up until now, Venice was one of the few European cities without a mosque. Now the church will have its baroque walls decorated with Arabic writing, the floor covered with a carpet of prayer facing Mecca and the crucifix tucked behind an Islamic mihrab, a niche indicating the direction of the holy city of Islam.
The idiotic academic community of Venice congratulated the Islamisation project, with Leimsidor Bruce, Professor of Immigration Law at the Ca 'Foscari University, who said: "Venice is the most tolerant [city] of Italy".
We should ask this so called "artist", if the Biennale's shameful exhibition and the morally bankrupt city of Venice could go to any country in the Middle East, except Israel, and suggest that the authorities convert a mosque into a church.
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