Thursday, December 10, 2009
Burn...er...I mean Ban Farouk Hosni
UNESCO is the United Nation's Cultural arm. It is supposed to represent art and other such vehicles of freedom, expression and ideas.
But, in the literal no-man's land that is the UN, the favorite candidate to lead such a mission would be an individual who, himself, has threatened to burn books. No worries though - it was only Israeli books he wants to burn.
Farouk Hosni, seen below posing like any stupid tourist, is Egypt's Minister of Culture. Supposedly a progressive and an artist, Hosni has proven his Jew-hatingness by threatening, on the floor of Egypt's Parliament to personally burn Israeli books.
As an artist, I am offended. As a writer, I am fearful. As a Jew, well...I am not surprised. Unfortunately.