Critics outraged by British theater’s cancellation of play about Muslim radicalization

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Members of the cancelled  National Youth Theatre show "Homegrown." Courtesy of National Youth Theatre's website

Members of the cancelled National Youth Theatre show "Homegrown." Courtesy of National Youth Theatre's website

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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) There is growing concern the play called “Homegrown” by Omar El-Khairy was shut down before its scheduled opening on Saturday (Aug. 15) because of pressure from the British police.

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  • Sister Geraldine Marie, OP, RN, PHN

    The article doesn’t give enough information about the nature of the play and what the intent of the playwright is who wrote it. If it’s to encourage terrorists in any way, it’s not an art form but treason. The so-called “radical Muslims” are not religious people at all. They just want to dominate others. They believe in power and not godly power, but demonic power. When I was young, evil was never shown in a positive light as it is now. And it should never be! The devil is NOT God’s equal, even though he wants you to believe he is–another one of his lies. Give yourself to the true God and do His will, not the devil’s!
    Good always is stronger than evil and art needs to reflect that reality always.

  • Nadeq

    Oh have some pity for the poor Devil: he has to take on the might of the USA, NATO, European Union, China and Russia with nothing but some measly play, produced by unknowns in some poxy theatre that no ones herd of.

  • Bernardo

    Plays about Muslim youths being brainwashed? That has been done since their birth via the absurdities of the koran via the imams who believe that this book is somehow the words of Allah given by the mythical Gabriel to one of the great con artists of all time i.e. one, long dead Arab named Mohammed.

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  • Larry

    ” When I was young, evil was never shown in a positive light as it is now.”

    I guess you are unfamiliar with the works of Cecil B DeMille, never read a Shakespeare tragedy, or saw a decent horror film.

  • Eric Smith

    “Absurdities” is such a general term. It would be helpful to know what specific absurdities you’re talking about, and how they differ on a substantive level from the absurdities offered in other so-called holy books. Otherwise your comments come across as the opinion of just another Islamophobe.

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