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Puck
May 24, 2015, 08:47 AM
This is a very interesting article about the Venice Biennale and the Icelandic exhibit of a mosque. The police shut down the 'facility' on security grounds but the presence of the mosque raises very important questions about the lack of a mosque in Venice, the metaphor of erecting a mosque inside an unused Catholic church (the reverse of Cordoba, Spain) and the general suspicion of Islam in mainland Europe?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/23/arts/design/police-shut-down-mosque-installation-at-venice-biennale.html?emc=edit_th_20150523&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=62610792