If you’re a Muslim, chances are you can’t see a naked body without being either extremely triggered by it or painfully awkward about it. In Italy, museums are covering sculptures and paintings with satin blankets so that Muslims won’t have to see their private parts. Due to a growing number of Muslims immigrating to Italy, the demand is running high for a change in policy.
According to The European Post, Epaminondas Theban, general and statesman of the 4th century BC, has been covered with a veil in hopes of pleasing the Muslims that enter the museum. Other sculptures and painting have been reportedly covered as well, with a picture of a woman washing herself being completely removed from the exhibit.
The author of the painting took to Facebook to condemn the removal of his art, but stated that at the same time, it was his choice to do so.
“Let’s be clear, Epaminondas was covered by Muslims for their ceremonial requirements, I removed the picture at their request, the administration has no fault.”
The Muslims of course, didn’t want to take the blame for their own triggered ways. Claiming to be cool, hip, and modern, Lahcen Chamseddine president of the Islamic community of Liguria, said in a statement:
“We didn’t ask to remove the picture also because we wouldn’t have seen it and we put a cover on the statue to reconstruct the ancient tea ceremony and used a background to symbolize the desert dunes for the photographs. We represent the moderate Islam. We do not want to remove crucifixes or to cover nudity of statues.”
Yeah, right. Right-wing politician and League leader Matteo Salvini took to Facebook to share the details with everyone and ask, “Does this only sound crazy to me?” Referring to the fact that people are catering to the needs of Muslims and censoring their own culture. Many agreed that they shouldn’t have to hide their art for them.
It’s the same in many different countries of the world right now. A decent sized Muslim population enters, and all of the sudden leaders are caving into their every demand. It’s time each of these countries took their culture back. The saying has always been, “when in Rome,” teaching others the importance of respecting other’s people’s cultures when visiting their country. But now, if you’re Muslim at least, your culture stays with you and is enforced on everyone else whether they like it or not.
It’s time for a change. Who will bring it about?