Danish-Iranian Artist Shreds the Koran

Firoozeh_BazrafkanApparently Danish-Iranian artist Firoozeh Bazrafkan didn’t learn her lesson back in September when a Danish high court found her guilty of racism for making anti-Islam comments. Now she has put together a bold art gallery exhibition that is guaranteed to further offend the hair-trigger sensibilities of European Muslim fundamentalists and their multiculturalist abettors.

Unambiguously entitled “Blasphemy,” the exhibition in the small town of Skanderborg in central Denmark consists of the shredded remains of a Koran piled onto an Islamic prayer rug. “I want to continue to remind people that it’s okay to disagree,” says Bazrafkan, who is particularly critical of Iran’s Islamic regime as well as religion in general. “But it takes place under democratic rules” – an undeniably reasonable position, but she’s not up against reasonable forces.

Bazrafkan has a history of such provocative – sometimes sexually so – art installations and performance art pieces against either the Iranian regime or Islam. At an art installation called “Infidel” in 2007, she highlighted with a yellow marker the word “infidel” in a Koran every time it appeared (347 by her count). She also posted a video online of herself at the Arhus Museum on International Women’s Day in 2013, snipping and ripping her way out of a burqa and headscarf until she stands unencumbered in Western jeans and blouse, hair uncovered. In a new video performance, she strips naked and covers a Koran with her clothes, while another artist recites passages from it.

In 2010 she posted a video of herself in red heels and short skirt, lashing an open Koran a hundred times with a cat o’ nine tails in a protest against the Iranian regime’s flogging and stoning laws. In a video posted in early 2011, entitled “This is How I Celebrate the Iranian Islamic Revolution,” Bazrafkan jumps rope in high heels and halter top for a minute-and-a-half on a poster-sized photograph of the Ayatollah Khomeini’s glowering face.

In yet another video, she stands holding handwritten signs in English attacking the Iranian theocracy for silencing its critics with imprisonment, torture, and execution. “They commit murder in the name of God and hide the evidence,” one sign says. She urges her fellow citizens that “we must not deny ourselves to reach freedom and democracy,” “the right to live as a free human being.” In an art installation called “Allah O Akbar,” she presented the “decapitated head” of the former Iranian president, claiming “If Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can kill people in God’s name so can I. I have beheaded him. The work symbolizes his death.”

“I do my best to get the point out in my artwork and installations because I want to criticize the Iranian regime my way,” she said in an interview with The Copenhagen Post. “If I want to be angry, I should have the right to be angry and call the Islamic regime anything I want. The state shouldn’t go in and take my rights.”

In September 2013 Bazrafkan was fined 5,000 kroner for violating Danish anti-racism legislation after publishing a blog entry in a newspaper in December 2011, in which she stated:

I am very convinced that Muslim men around the world rape, abuse and kill their daughters. This is, according to my understanding as a Danish-Iranian, due to a defective and inhumane culture – if you can even call it a culture at all. But you can say, I think, that it is a defective and inhumane religion whose textbook, the Koran, is more immoral, deplorable and crazy than manuals of the two other global religions combined.

Bazrafkan had copied the text from an article published by free speech activist Lars Pedersen, and made some of her own additions (Pedersen too was convicted of racism after publishing it in an online newspaper). She explained that:

I wrote it as an artistic manifesto to show that we cannot say what we want and we cannot criticize Islamic regimes. I wanted to show Lars support because, as a Danish Iranian, I know what a big problem Islamic regimes are in both Iran and the Middle East. These Islamic codes give men the rights to do whatever they want to women and children and I think it’s disgusting. They also prevent people in Iran from discussing and saying what they want. This is what I wanted to criticize.

In the Copenhagen Post interview, she was asked, “Can you not see why the court found your blog to be offensive?” She replied,

The court argued that what I wrote about Muslim men was condescending and a generalization. But that’s unfair, because there are many Islamic codes that are being used by Islamic men to justify their actions against women and children.

It’s important to remember that I did not write that ALL Muslim men committed horrible acts and used Islamic codes to justify them, I wrote that Muslim men around the world can do these things because it is allowed according to these codes. It’s not the same thing. For example, Muslims around the world protested at the Mohammed cartoons, and doctors around the world misdiagnose patients, but not all Muslims protested, and not all doctors misdiagnose.

When asked if she was “unfairly singling Islam out for critique,” Bazrafkan pointed out that she has also been critical of Judaism and Christianity. “But I was born in Iran as a Muslim. I have family members in Iran who don’t have the same democratic rights and freedom to express their anger as I do.”

When asked whether she has been threatened in response to the blog post, she replied, “One person said he wanted to chop me up and feed me to his dogs. I reported it to the police but they didn’t charge him because the threats weren’t threatening enough. I also know that there are websites where the Iranian secret police discuss wanting to kill me because I am an apostate.” Elsewhere she has said that she receives daily threats and harassment: “There are those who harass me and call me words like whore, ugly bitch, tell me to burn in hell and so on, but there are also those who send me direct death threats… They write that if they meet me, they would gladly send me to another world and that they are ready to go to jail for it.”

As for the need for anti-racism legislation, she asserted that it should not be used to protect religion. “My text criticized Muslim men, which does not constitute a race,” Bazrafkan said in a declaration of basic logic that seems to escape many. “We should be able to discuss [religion]. My right to criticize religion is even protected by article 10 of the European Court for Human Rights, which protects my freedom of expression and I was disappointed the court did not protect this right.”

It remains to be seen how much controversial attention Firoozeh Bazrafkan’s new art installation “Blasphemy” will draw; she’s certainly not as prominent a lightning rod for fundamentalist hatred as, say, fellow apostate Ayaan Hirsi Ali. But as a fearless female challenger of Islam and critic of the totalitarian Iranian regime, she may get there.

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  • http://ironburka.blogspot.com/ Mullah Lodabullah

    The blasphemy is in the koran, not in what is done to the evil thing.


      Mullah Lodabullah AKBAR!

  • HamBaconEggs

    Nice! Do the Talmud next.

    • Zizi

      False equivalence, fool.

    • john spielman

      what passages in the talmud allow or encourage violence aginst anyone like the koran and hadiths of muhammed do?
      I must admit I don’t know the Talmud, but I know the Torah/ Tenach and they do not allow violence against anyone as God is omnipotent (unlike Allah/Satan) and doesnot allow anyone to exact punishment on His behalf!

    • Webb Cook

      Well you genius. Why don’t your write an article like this about the Talmud, submit it to a Muslim magazine for publication, and tell them you got the idea from what this woman did with the Koran? I’m sure they’ll print it.


      Wha! Wha!

      Do yourself next you sack of SHlTler.. Better yet, offer yourself as a socialist crash test dummy.

    • jscumm

      my impression was that mohammed just copied/pasted Judaism with some extra savagery. sorry my Jewish friends, I have no in-depth knowledge of any religions

      • gray_man

        Your impressions are wrong. The illiterate mohammed borrowed primarily from paganism (allah is a pagan “god”), with an incomprehensible mish-mash of Judaism and Christianity thrown in to try to gain legitimacy.

    • 95Theses

      Bacon your pardon, but this seems a more appropriate avatar for you:

      • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

        Green Eggs and Ham – good one! Although actually the most appropriate avatar for him would be a swastika. Anyway, his hate-filled post has been removed by a moderator now.

    • BS77

      Hey Ham Head, how does it feel to be as stupid as you?

    • 95Theses

      I wonder how long it would take for your life expectancy to be mysteriously altered if you posted THIS as your avatar on any pro-Muslim website, unshielded from your cowardly anonymity:

      • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

        Beautiful! I hope you sell a lot of that particular print.

    • 95Theses


    • UCSPanther

      I’d use Mein Kampf and your beloved Protocols of the Elders of Zion for that instead.

  • Suqdiq Asswad

    So can’t she sue the Danish state for charging her under false pretenses – i.e. islam is not a race so the charge of racism is null and void.?

    • glpage

      The socialist define what is racism, so, to them, their accusations are perfectly valid.


        SHlTler was a socialist – a national socialist.

    • jscumm

      love that name bro!
      real cool

    • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

      It wouldn’t help – the multicultural Left would simply define “religious hatred” as a crime also, if it has not already done so.

  • tordenfuglen

    An extraordinarily brave woman! The crucial question is how long she will survive.
    There will certainly be attempts to take her life by vindictive muslims.

    • Drakken

      I am actually hoping that the muslims go full riot and then the Danes can finally rid themselves of the islamic scourge. Grab your popcorn and a full bourbon and watch the show, it will be interesting to see how the left twists themselves into knots trying to explain it all away.

    • VLParker

      The Danish authorities will probably execute her for hate crimes before the muslims get to her.

  • Texas Patriot

    Another very brave woman.

    • BS77

      Read Brigitte Gabriel and Hirsi Ali

      • Texas Patriot

        There seem to be many brave women these days. Heidi Mund. Pamela Geller. Brigitte Bardot.

        • BS77

          Yes, I forgot Pam Geller…..a very heroic voice in the silent liberal wilderness. Also C Paglia …Brigitte Bardot…yes another brave woman……Where are the men of the West …another Charles Martell out there somewhere?

        • Lightbringer

          Brigitte Bardot?

          • Eve Demian

            Has campaigned and worked for animal welfare, around the world. Has visited the ice floes during hunting season and physically interfered with the clubbing of baby seals, blocking and throwing her body over animals that were about to be clubbed; a much better use of tits and ass than her “acting” career, and justifies it with this good work in the world.

        • Eve Demian

          Don’t forget Wafa Sultan and Ghada Jamshir; both very brave, especially the latter, who does what she does from her homeland in disapproving Bahrain, where they have had her under 24-hour surveillance since she first openly challenged Islam’s religious leaders. I’m surprised that she’s even still alive.

      • Lanna

        Women seem to have a lot of courage these days…they are fed up with the apostate religion of Islam that abuses their rights. Heidi Mund, and Wafa Sultan too.

  • Elizabeth Cape Cod

    I have to hand it to the Danish. They tell it like it is and aren’t afraid to do so. No doubt , the politically correct will condemn her.

    • nomoretraitors

      Unfortunately, she’s being persecuted by the Danish dhimmis

  • Rose

    if human being is important for her she should decapitated some western and Zionist leaders who have started many wars around the world and kill people on daily basis not Iranian president whose country never invaded any other country nor its unmanned drones kill innocent people in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    • john spielman

      nonsense! there you go showing your Islamist rantings, demanding “decapitation”; typical barbaric attitude by a follower of a dead, demon possessed, mass murderer, thief, liar misogynist and pedophile-Muhammed! Iran is the world’s biggest abuser of human rights executing more people for balsphemy, homosexuality etc than any other country on a per capita basis.
      As to Iran never invading another country, what about all the Iranians fighting for Assad against your Sunni co -religionists!
      At least the drones target Islamists, but I admit,it is unfortunate that the Islamists hide behind innocent children causing the deaths of some innocents.

      • jscumm

        those innocent children will grow up as people like rose and osama bin laden. every moslem wants to emulate mohammed the pedophile terrorist

    • iluvisrael

      happy eternal nakba rosie!


      Rose, please be a human shield for al qada or boko haram.

      Your choice.

    • jscumm

      rose! there is no such thing “innocent moslems” but savage moslems. read this old adage:
      Islamo Delenda Est

    • nomoretraitors

      The Persians were once the biggest empire in the world. Remember the Spartans?

      • Drakken

        There hasn’t been a Persia or Persians for over 800 years since the arabs bred the Persian out of them when they invaded.

    • UCSPanther

      No wonder why you anti-Israel morons have failed constantly.

      You are a bunch of morons who can easily be outsmarted.

    • glpage

      You’re kind of totally out of touch with reality aren’t you. Iran has sponsored (if that word confuses you just use “paid for” instead) the vast majority of terrorism for the past 35 years. True, Iranians haven’t invaded another country, except for Iran, and they haven’t used drones to kill innocent people. But Iranian leaders have stated that there are no innocent people who are not Muslim, so, killing anyone is basically fair game. They have paid for the bombing of building around the world.


      Rose, better to decapitate the prophet of Satan called Muhammed than curse the darkness.

    • Drakken

      Muslim and innocent in the same sentence is an oxymoron. If you empathize with them so much? Go move there.

  • mtnhikerdude

    She has the TESTICLES the Danish Parliament allowed to be castrated with the
    knife of “Political Correctness ” by the Doctors of Islam Insanity .

    • 95Theses

      A hashtag you won’t find at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue!

      • CaoMoo

        The look on his face is so priceless with that sign

  • Greg Hamilton

    The logic is so simple: Islam is not a race, opposition to it cannot therefore be racist.

    • jscumm

      a very intelligent point you made

      • nomoretraitors

        That’s why the left can’t understand it

    • glpage

      Racism is what the left says it is, hence their ability to accuse anybody who does or says something they disagree with of being racist. They believe they are such deep thinkers that we do not see them trying to move the goal posts.

      • musterion

        I think that it the case for leftists that they are fundamentally racist, as I think when one says Islam, they automatically think “Arab”. There are probably more Indonesian Muslims than Arab Muslims.

    • Waleed Nehmeh

      Yes. Is criticizing Nazism considered racism? Islam is a ten billions times worse than Nazism, so when we say the ideology of Islam is worse than Nazism, we are not attacking any race, but protecting races of all kinds from the terror that awaits them of an older Nazism, which in fact much much much worse.

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

    Something’s not so rotten in the state of Denmark. They continue to impress me and this young lady, in her own way, shows independent thinkers still thrive in Danish soil.

  • Dawn Perlmutter

    It would be interesting to see the response from the New York art critics if she did the same type of performances here. That would be problematic for the critics who defend attacks on Christian symbols as freedom of speech and artistic expression but have to adhere to political correctness when it involves Islam. Art works included the infamous Piss Christ a photograph of a crucifix submerged in a glass of the artists own urine, a painting of the Holy Virgin Mary covered in cow shit and many others that were vigorously defended by the art world. Firoozeh Bazrafkan is a very brave woman.

  • PAthena

    Islam is a religion, so Muslims do not constitute a race. How can critics of Islam be called “racists”? Has Denmark been taken over by Muslims opposed to free speech? Why is Denmark trying to suppress free speech?

    • nomoretraitors

      the same way they call anyone who opposes illegal immigration “racist”

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Islam is a religion,

      If Islam is a religion, I’m the Ginger Bread man? Since when is a so-called religion you cannot apostatize from without being killed under normal circumstances considered to be a religion? While it may be a religion in your book, in my book, that is not a religion but a cult.

      Is a so-called religion that has its sole fundamental purpose the subjugation of all infidels and all religions into Islamic totalitarianism through both violent and non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad and the eventual imposition of Sharia in order to make Islam supreme throughout the world a religion? Maybe in your book it is, but not in my book. Indeed, that’s a cult!

      Since when is a so-called religion that requires the total, complete, and unconditional submission of all Muslims to the “will of Allah” under the penalty of death for blasphemy and apostasy a religion? Not to mention that the “will of Allah” is in essence Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law. It’s not, it’s a cult, a very totalitarian cult.

      • QuidProQuod

        Islam is a death and repressed sexuality cult. Calling it a religion is like calling death penalty a retroactive abortion.

        • CaoMoo

          But if you call the death penalty a retroactive abortion might leftist support it then?

    • CDM

      You are correct in that Islam has nothing to do with race. If anything, Islam is supposed to be pan-racial. In theory, anyway. In practice, it has its own racial totem pole, depending on who you ask.

      Still, Islam is more than just a religion. It is also a legal system, an economic system, and so much more. In short, it’s a complete societal blueprint using as its justification that it is following the literal word of God. In Islam, there is no separation of church and state. Instead the church is the state.

      The genius of Mohammed (if you can call it that) was that he was able to convince others of his time, that his own personal pathologies were dictated by God himself. He also made sure nobody could contradict him later by saying the he was the last of God’s prophets. What people claim is only a religion is really just a 7th Century personality cult and one that would make the Kim family of North Korea look like a bunch of amateurs.

      There is no reasoning to be found in the Koran of why such and such is supposed to be the way things are. It’s all pretty much “because God says so”, even where God changes his mind (abrogation). Compare that to Paul’s reasoning for in Romans where he makes the case for Christianity.

    • whitefalcon74

      islam is not a religion it is a cult big difference!

    • Drakken

      Because the leftards are scared to death of the muslims rioting, burning and killing, and the natives saying enough is enough and taking matters into their own hands and giving them a very nice touch of Viking justice.

    • http://www.chaverimisrael.org Norbert Haag

      What is racist or not is defined by the left and no one else.


        It works both ways.

        Accuse the left of racism.

  • jscumm

    not a single word in her statement is wrong. she just spoke the truth of this disgusting islam. I salute you Firoozeh

  • Dyer’s Eve

    She’s got guts, I’ll give her that. Firoozeh Bazrafkan, stick to your guns. You have no idea of how deep your support is. We love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 95Theses

    I’m afraid this brave girl may not be long for this earth — fatwāhs will soon be decreed … something to the effect that:

    The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

    Oh wait! That fatwāh was already issued. My bad.

    President Obama Says We “must” Condemn “those who slander the prophet of Islam,” Among Others

    — U.S. President Barak Hussein Obama appearing
    before the UN General Assembly, September 26, 2012

  • nomoretraitors

    “Bazrafkan jumps rope in high heels and halter top for a minute-and-a-half on a poster-sized photograph of the Ayatollah Khomeini’s glowering face”
    I like her already!! (I hope she pissed on it afterwards)

  • nomoretraitors

    “In September 2013 Bazrafkan was fined 5,000 kroner for violating Danish anti-racism legislation”

  • kilfincelt

    Islam is a social and political system wrapped in a thin veil of religion. Its believers include all races so to go after this brave woman for so-called racist speech is patently ridiculous. She is criticizing the political and social system within Islam which supports many of the actions of Islamists. What she is saying is valid and should never be subject to legal action.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    How can an ex Muslim and Muslim apostate, who if she lived in the Islamic world today would quickly be executed, be convicted of being a racist in the infidel world for exposing the truth about Islam. Is the truth — if it is unpleasant — somehow racist?

    • glpage

      OIbamaYoMama, the lefties are going to be really upset with you.

  • Ironboomer

    Islam brought enlightenment, but today the Muslim world needs enlightenment.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      I don’t know what you are smoking, but Islam never brought enlightenment!

    • glpage

      They conquered enlightened peoples and then claimed the work of those they conquered as their own. Islam has provided no advancement to mankind except that which it stole from others.

    • MukeNecca

      Seems you are one of the victims of izlum’s enlightenment.

  • http://antivansterbloggen.blogspot.se/ I Am The Way

    My god, she’s in gfor som problems. A murdercomando from Teheran will soon wake up!!

    • jscumm

      remember soleman rushdie?

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  • Race_Dissident

    I believe the Leftist victim hierarchy would mandate NY art critics condemn Firoozeh. The art critics, after all, are Leftists and Leftism is not defined by political boundaries. A Leftist in New York is no different from a Leftist in Copenhagen, or Moscow, or Havana, or Peking, or Phnom Penh. And there’s no comfort in that.

  • Harry_the_Horrible

    I hope she has a safe place to hide and keeps a weapon handy.

  • mackykam

    It’s great political theater but art? Not so much.

  • pete

    maybe she knows where “Molly Norris” has been hanging for these last several years — only a matter of time – how many more women will be “punished” for insulting izlom?

  • Kleo

    You probably don’t even know who you are? Are you Iraqi or Iranian? Are you a boy or a girl? Find yourself first before you worry about if Islam is a religion or not. You obviously come from a feral part of the world and you like to generalize about ones belief. Go pray to your monkey or elephant because I’m sure that’ll get you there!

    • Drakken

      Better yet, why don’t you move to the Islamic world and stay out of the west?

  • MoharebIrani


  • watsa46

    The war against Islamists, the Sharia and the Qur’an cannot be better fought than from inside. The reform of Islam is on the way! Women need to take over. Stupid Male have abused of their physical superiority to impose their hate and their pin-head intelligence on > one billion victims. Most being girls and women.

  • popseal

    Check out you tube’s Ann Barnhardt. She burns Korans for the fun of it……….

  • Allan Folsom

    Brave woman. I will be praying for her. God protect her.

  • 95Theses

    Your comments immediately called to memory an article that Mark Steyn wrote a few days after Benghazi. I’ve posted only the pertinent content below that contrast the hypocrisy of liberals when it comes to mocking Islam over, say, Mormonism.

    The more that U.S.-government officials talk about the so-called film Innocence of Muslims (which is actually merely a YouTube trailer) the more they confirm the mob’s belief that works of “art” are the proper responsibility of government. Obama and Clinton are currently starring as the Siskel & Ebert of Pakistani TV, giving two thumbs down to Innocence of Muslims in hopes that it will dissuade local moviegoers from giving two heads off to consular officials. “The United States government had absolutely nothing to do with this video,” says Hillary Clinton. “We absolutely reject its content, and message.” “We reject the efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others,” adds Barack Obama.

    … What other entertainments have senior U.S. officials reviewed lately? Last year Hillary Clinton went to see the Broadway musical Book of Mormon . “We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others”? The Book of Mormon’s big showstopper is “Hasa Diga Eebowai” which apparently translates as “F*** you, God.” The U.S. secretary of state stood and cheered.

    Why does Secretary Clinton regard “F*** you, God.” as a fun toe-tapper for all the family but “F*** you, Allah” as “disgusting and
    ? The obvious answer is that, if you sing the latter, you’ll find a far more motivated crowd waiting for you at the stage door. So the “leader of the free world” and “the most powerful man in the world” (to revive two cobwebbed phrases nobody seems to apply to the president of the United States anymore) is telling the planet that the way to ensure your beliefs command his “respect” is to be willing to burn and bomb and kill. You Mormons need to get with the program.


    And along the same lines:


    — “a newborn, old-fashioned, pleasure-giving

    — “blasphemous, hilarious and oddly endearing.”

  • Bryan Washington

    Respect is accredited to people not Ideologies. Fuck Allah, Fuck Qu’ran, Fuck Muhammad, Islam is a death cult founded by a malignant narcissist

  • Eve Demian

    I so love the jumping rope over the glowering face of Khomeini! I hope she wasn’t wearing drawers when she did it, too. We should all jump rope over a poster of Khomeini, every day – – may his evil ass be spinning in its grave!

  • http://cnn.com Maverick

    Woman with balls. Rare species at this age and time. Total respect for her and her kind…! An icon who will put to shame so many of the cowardly and cowering apologists in the west specially…!

    • Atikva

      Not that rare, at least when it comes to fighting islam. Nonie Darwish, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Brigitte Gabriel, Wafah Sultan are the names that pop up, but I can’t r find their equivalent in the male muslim-born population.

      • http://cnn.com Maverick

        You got it right. Male equivalent from the Muslim population would be hard to come by for obvious reasons I presume. But maybe we could count Salman Rushdie as one but far behind in comparison to the heroines we have in the west…along with Pam Geller.

  • Brian Murry

    The Prosecutors should be strung up for Stupidity and fabrication crimes. ANYTHING YOU CAN CONVERT TO IS NOT A RACE… IT’S BULLSHIT

  • Patriotliz

    Let’s see what’s in the lexicon of the lunatic leftists to suppress freedom of speech and any debate, discussion or critcism of an ideology or culture—racism, Hate speech, far right wing extremism, fascism, bigotry, anti-immigration, Phobias (islamophobia, xenophobia), intolerance, et.al. And “Multiculturalism” is their favorite propaganda word that in effect paralyzes all rational push-back against a inhumane culture and ideology that seeks to destroy Western Civilization. I do welcome Bazrafkan and all other apostates of Islam and any Christians escaping persecution in Muslim dominated countries.

  • Lightbringer

    Thanks for the update on a very beautiful and caring woman. Good to know what she’s up to.

  • Pedric

    Now there’s a great idea! Why not set up a contributory fund to have Firoozeh Bazrafkhan come to NY and put on a show? How much could that cost? Would $10k get here here? I’d expect, anyway, that her show would be very popular, not to say controversial, and turn a profit.

    I’d contribute to such a fund. And it would be a great enterprise to force the NY artistic community to live up to their proclaimed principles when it’s their ox being gored.

    I’d suggest a venue for Firoozeh’s show be found somewhere near the WT Center, as close as possible to the proposed site of the mosque triumphal.