Tunisia: Islamic supremacists destroy un-Islamic artwork
More flowering of Western-style pluralism in "Arab Spring" Tunisia. "Protesters damage ‘offensive’ artwork in Tunisia," from AFP, June 11 (thanks to Benedict): Protesters have damaged several works of art at an exhibition in Tunisia, in what appears to have been the latest in a series of attacks by Islamic religious hardliners on liberal or secular targets.
A group of men broke into the venue in the northern suburbs of Tunis overnight Sunday-Monday, slashing several canvases and dismantling one art installation, said the show’s director Luca Luccatini.
Earlier Sunday, several men believed to be ultra-conservative Salafist Muslims had turned up presenting themselves as a lawyer and bailiffs and demanding that four works judged "offensive to sacred values” be taken down, he said.
For AFP, you're "ultra-conservative" if you are a Sharia-enforcing thug, and also "ultra-conservative" if you're a freedom-loving opponent of Sharia. (...)