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Spanish Artist Receives Threats After Eating Koran

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Islam Vs Europe

The Navarran artist Abel Azcona, international exponent of performance art, is receiving threats because of his work “Eating a Koran”, in which he eats pages from the book sacred to Muslims.

The piece forms part of an invetigation project initiated during a residency on the topic of religious fundamentalism and the need to “nourish ourselves with fiction, lies and fear”. Specifically, this project consists of an installation, a performance and a video work, in which the artist eats a copy of the Koran over eight hours as a critique of religious radicalism. “I believe in freedom of expression, provocation and artistic freedom, and I will certainly continue doing so today, tomorrow and always,” comments Abel Azcona, who has been threated by anonymous letters, emails and SMS.

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» 17 Comments

  1. Diann

    January 31st, 2013

    Boy, that guy is going to have some seriously explosive farts.

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  2. ohwow

    January 31st, 2013

    oh my he is going to have the runs for days.

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  3. BILL

    January 31st, 2013

    why would the devils have to threaten him?

    i am suprised he didn’t die just from ingesting such foulness itself.

    death to islam!

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  4. Noodengr

    January 31st, 2013

    How often will obuma and his ilk blame the deaths of Americans on this? Even though Bengazzi did not work out, they are not smart enough to learn from past mistakes.

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  5. thirdtwin

    January 31st, 2013

    He didn’t “eat” it, per se. He translated back into the original language.

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  6. Moe Tom

    January 31st, 2013

    Little Jacque Horner sat in the corner……
    If that’s art then I’m a Nuclear scientist.

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  7. Tim

    January 31st, 2013

    “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, shit to shit.”

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  8. Chieftain

    January 31st, 2013

    Won’t make a turd but it should push one out….

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  9. Claudia

    January 31st, 2013

    Tastes like chicken.

    Noooo, I mean goat!

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  10. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 31st, 2013

    @ thirdtwin -
    “He translated back into the original language.”

    Couldn’t have said it better.

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  11. Navy Squid

    January 31st, 2013

    Ironically, the “end result” actually made sense!

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  12. bitterclinger

    January 31st, 2013

    Is this a case of getting heartburn BEFORE you eat?

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  13. John F.

    January 31st, 2013

    Holy shit! (PBUH)

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  14. Billy Fuster

    January 31st, 2013

    Allah akturd.

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  15. Tim

    January 31st, 2013

    Well, so far he’s the only “artiste” who has the guts to give the finger to the musselmen.

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  16. Unruly Refugee

    January 31st, 2013

    @Navy Squid, my thoughts too.

    If the guy glues pages of the koran all over his body, will that keep him from being shot or stabbed by one of the peaceful believers of islam?
    Good question to post at askamullah-dot-comm, no?

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  17. Tragic Redemption

    February 1st, 2013

    Two things:

    1. Kudos to him for sticking it to islam.

    2. I hope he dies cause that’s not art. He’s stupid.

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