January 17, 2004

Well done, Ambassador...

Sweden will summon Israeli Ambassador Zvi Mazel on Monday to explain his damaging on Friday a piece of art depicting a Palestinian suicide bomber displayed at a Stockholm museum.

"We will ask him to explain and from our side we will maintain that it is unacceptable to destroy works of art in this way," Swedish Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Anna Larsson said Saturday.

The artwork, entitled "Snow White and the Madness of Truth," consisted of a rectangular basin filled with red water on which floated a boat carrying a portrait of Islamic Jihad suicide bomber Hanadi Jaradat, who killed herself and 22 others in an attack at the Maxim restaurant in Haifa on October 4....

The Swedes with no doubt blather about "artistic freedom," but if the "artwork" had criticized moslems it would never have been displayed (and the "artists" would probably be in trouble for violating some hate-crime statute.)

I hope the ambassador gives them an earfull. But he's probably too "diplomatic." Israel ought to start a policy of subsisizing and aiding European terrorist groups´┐Żuntil Europe stops aiding the Palestinians.

Posted by John Weidner at January 17, 2004 11:14 AM
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