Artist: Amir Normandi|
Confronting Bodies: Muslim students at Harper College
Date of Action: October 2005
Specific Location: Harper College in Palatine, IL, Building C
Description of Artwork: "No Veil Required" included photographs of nude Muslim women wearing only a head covering, some showing young Muslim men with machine guns.
Description of Incident: Harper College invited Chicago photographer Amir Normandi to exhibit his works depicting Muslim women in Iran defying the wearing of the jilbab. Rich Johnson, co-coordinator of international students at Harper, said the exhibit was an event put on in conjunction with the colleges art department. The exhibit that included photographs of nude Muslim women wearing only a head covering was taken down just hours after opening for public viewing. Muslim students at the college protested to officials about the pieces on display in Building C. Several students said the pieces were downright offensive.
Results of Incident: The exhibit was removed.
Source: http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=18038_Muslim_Students_Shut_Down_Exhibit_at_Harper_College&only http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/008749.php
Submitted By: Teresa Koberstein, NCAC
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