Monday, December 20, 2004

Thugs Win the Day: Birmingham

The play Behzti (see previous posts) has been cancelled. Hopefully this is the last time I'll have to post on this. (I should be so lucky)

Even if we grant that this play was offensive, the harm it might have done is nothing compared to the harm that has been done by the Sikh leadership, and by the thuggish protesters who have vandalized the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, forcing the play to be shut down.

Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's vision of "dishonour" has proved to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope she and her family are well-protected, and manage to stay safe until this ugliness subsides.