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Monday, February 03, 2003
"'Paradise' has been fatwa'ed in Cincinnati, at least the playwright Glyn O'Malley says so. His latest play, 'Paradise' deals with suicide bombers and the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis. As a work in progress it was 'killed before it was finished,' he said," writes Mel Gussow in today's New York Times.
"Commissioned by the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, that city's principal institutional theater, the 50-minute play was to tour high schools beginning in March, but the tour was canceled after a protest by local Muslims. (The executive director of the Ohio Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Jad Humeidan, said there are 15,000 Muslims in the area.) As a result there has been a windstorm of controversy in Cincinnati," the story goes on to say.
If the presentation of facts in the piece is accurate, this is a real case of a play being squashed because it expresses ideas that probably a majority of U.S. citizens agree with.