Germany: Raising Public Awareness of Islam Using Art

Citizen Warrior 11 January 2013

We thought this was an interesting and, at least for some people, possibly an effective way to get through to them without saying a word.

An artist who calls him or herself "Rosato" travels around Germany to photograph beautiful public statues of women, then veils them and photographs them again. This creates a simple and elegant communication.

We found it sad and disturbing to see these beautiful statues veiled. And something else: When the statue is veiled it becomes really clear that it obliterates the individuality of the woman. It blanks her out.

She becomes a cipher. So much of our human personality is in our faces. The veil hides it from the world.

Follow the links below to watch Rosato's two videos (slide shows really):

Rosato - Part 1
Rosato - Part 2

Or go to Facebook to see Rosato's photographs. In a short post about this, LastDaysNews writes:

Repression leads to resistance. Censoring speech leads to more covert forms of messaging. Political correctness gives birth to more sophisticated forms of protest. A mysterious German artist calling himself Rosato has begun putting Burkas over the heads of female statues in the park to warn about the impact of Islamization on Europe.

A picture says a thousand words and these pictures communicate even more than that without violating a single law.

What original action can you take to get people to take a second look at Islam and stop blindly buying the comforting lie that Islam is really a religion of peace?

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