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Islam is not without it’s faults, unlike other religions critics of Islam and the Islamist movement are often accused of racism. OBIL is an exhibition which raises questions about Islamic practices when takenin their 7th century form and how religious fundamentalists are affecting freedom of expression in Western societies.

Pictorial depiction of Muhammed is punishable by death in the eyes of many Islamists.

Blasphemy is punishable by death in countries under Islamic rule.

Written criticism of Islam is often met with threats of death.

Ayatollah Khomeini granted a death sentence on another nations private citizen when he issued a fatwa against Salman Rushdie.

The medias focus on the Rushdie fatwa engulfed many other issues of the time.

The Israel/Palestine conflict is a divide between many Western leaders and the leaders of Islamic countries.

Anti-Semitism is core to the values of Islamists, some of who see Hitler as being sent by god to punish Jewish people.

Islamic countries endorse the hanging of homosexuals.

Under Sharia female witness is worth half of a males.

In the West the Burkha is seen to represent the suppression of women in Islamic countries.

Women who don’t wear the Burkha are seen as whores by Islamists.

Islamists see killing critics of Islam as a mission from god.

Suicide bombers have validated the image of Islamic extremists.

The Qur’an preaches the death of non-believers and the spread of Islam.

The violence of Islamists, and accusations of racism aimed at critics of Islam are threatening freedom of expression.

If Sharia is implemented in the West it will create a religious apartheid.


OB Islamophobia A hatred or fear of Islam or Muslims, especially as a political force.

IL Islamophilia Love or admiration of Islam or of Islamic civilisation.

OBIL Catalogue  

Catalogue for the OBIL exhibition I designed for my CoP 3

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