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March 14, 2012

UN Consultant: We Should Probably Ban Dante's Divine Comedy

They say it's anti-semetic, racist, and homophobic.

I think their main complaint is that it's anti-Islamic, though. The rest are tossed on as window-dressing.

So now we'll have to ban it, or something.

Dante's Divine Comedy should be banned from schools as a racist and Islamophobic text rather than esteemed as one of the greatest achievements of Western poetry, according to a human rights organization that acts as a consultant for the United Nations.

"We do not advocate censorship or the burning of books, but we would like it acknowledged, clearly and unambiguously, that in the Divine Comedy there is racist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic content," said Valentina Sereni, president of Gherush92, according to the Telegraph. "The Prophet Mohammed was subjected to a horrific punishment his body was split from end to end so that his entrails dangled out, an image that offends Islamic culture," Sereni also said.

Incidentally, this movie is part of a broader effort to "to develop "an 'International Convention for the Protection of Cultural Diversity,' as the fundamental legal instrument in the battle against racism."

And also incidentally, a gay leader called this political correctness run amok.


Cultural Diversity

Only two cultures are permitted-- atheistic and Islamic.


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