Italy covers up naked statues, bans wine for visit of Iranian President Rouhani

ByPamela Geller on January 26, 2016
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This ain’t Fellini’s Italy. This is a manifestation of cultural and societal weakness, and imminent collapse. Are they going to throw a tarp over the Vatican?

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“Italy covers up naked statues, bans wine for visit of Iranian President Rouhani,” by Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch, January 25, 2016:

When in Muslim countries, non-Muslims should conform their behavior to Muslim sensibilities. When in non-Muslim countries, non-Muslims should conform their behavior to Islamic sensibilities. That is the dictum that Western authorities increasingly follow.

“Italy covers up naked statues and bans wine for visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani,” by Umberto Bacchi, International Business Times, January 25, 2016:

Italian authorities covered up naked statues exhibited at a world-famous museum in Rome for an official visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a decision that has caused a stir in the country.

Rouhani toured the Musei Capitolini (Capitoline Museums) – which hosts a huge collection of artefacts from the ancient, medieval and renaissance periods – accompanied by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on 25 January.

However, the Iranian leader could not admire some of the museum’s masterpieces, as all marbles depicting naked scenes had been carefully hid behind large white panels.

The vast censorship effort was reportedly implemented as a show of respect to the reformist president, out of fears that the exposed private parts of ancient Roman gods could offend Iranian sensitivity. Wine was also banned from official receptions.

The move angered many Italians, who have accused authorities of betraying the country’s cultural heritage in the name of political correctness and business interests. Hundreds of people voiced their displeasure online, with some posting photos of unclothed icons online under the hashtag ‘statuenude’ (naked statues) in protest.

The Capitoline Museums, located on the iconic Capitoline hill, are managed by the local council. However, a spokesperson said all aspects of Rouhani’s visit were attended to by the government. IBTimes UK asked Renzi’s office for comment but had received no reply at the time of publishing….

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  • Dale Wellman

    It is probably a wise decision to cover up the naked statues. Imagine the scandal when Rouhani is overcome with lust and rapes a statue. Best not tempt him, muslims can’t resist temptation.

    • ArnoldLayne

      Go Dale Go! Excellent!

    • disqus_yDrMDcCDka

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    • Nikki

      #GiveStatuesAVoice #SayNoToStatueRape

    • Italy Keep Rouhani

      Hopefully Rouhani will eat so much spaghetti and pizza that he will be too fat to get in the doors of the plane.
      Italy please keep Rouhani.

      • spicefreak

        Why should beautiful Italy be inflicted with Rouhani??? It’s enough with the ungrateful refugees there already. Stay in your muslim hellholes.

        • conan_drum

          They are sucking up as they want lots of trade deals with Iran fascists

    • Heather Vance-Nelson

      Well said!

    • MsRain
    • Mahou Shoujo

      True, one screwed a department store mannequin the other day.

      • NotIslamophobicCanadianAthiest

        Think she is now wife # 7 so it may be legal in the Queurani’s (someplace).

        • Mahou Shoujo

          Can’t find anything in the qur’an about artificial wives, but if livestock is acceptable, why not plastic.

    • nolascout

      Your statement would be funny, except I honestly believe it could be true….these barbarians are moronic savages.

    • Haha good one

      • disqus_yDrMDcCDka

        Asshead Mahmud,
        This should happen to you:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYhT6FHEpwY

        • I will consider this elephant your sister ……Nice ass by the way ….would love to stuck my….. again ;-)

          • disqus_yDrMDcCDka

            Asshead,
            This is what you and your kind can look forward to if we ever catch you in my town:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk4TXhbUbJs

            Now go sneak up on a goat.

          • haha I was in your town with your sis in your house ….you could not catch me then …..how could you now…..Keep burning…….;-)

          • IzlamIsTyranny

            Look muslum try to be funneh!

          • NotIslamophobicCanadianAthiest

            Sis would have had 6 in you before you even got in the door stupid.
            Always told her to start at the nut sack to .

          • NotIslamophobicCanadianAthiest

            Damn.now elephant is Musluum.Thought they were protected species.

          • Why all of you are attracted to my head ….everyone is presenting me his ass to stuck my head…..

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Really, that is the best you got? Cheap garbage about another poster’s sister? Ok shorty, bring it on, see you you look with your pecker tied around your neck with a neat “four in hand”. Picture is of a couple of lawyers. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/35f7bdcdd78e472641ac204f2808fd3f20090a6cb681be956941f832b957586f.jpg

          • My illegitimate son keep it up

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Look el stupido, I am not growing a penis just to validate your stupid comment, o son of the profitless. Do you have one?

          • Hahahaha

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Typical muslim, don’t understand something so you laugh at it. Suppose that is better than killing it though. If shari’a lawyers weren’t so pathetic, they would be funny.

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      Knowing the proclivities of iranian shitites It would have to be a nude statue of a little boy.

  • JSebastian

    The Italians love submitting to fascists, must be in their genes.

    • disqus_yDrMDcCDka

      Ha, nice catch!

    • Rouhani & Mussolini Dictators

      Yes, and if only Primo Levi were still alive today he could write about this. Italy put the brilliant Jewish scientist into a concentration camp in Italy and when the Germans took over the camp they sent him to Aushewitz where Primo managed to survive and wrote many books on the holocaust. If Mussolini were alive today he would welcome Rouhani. Two sick dictators.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Its in their .Mujahideens

    • conan_drum

      The Italians overthrew Mussoloni and lynched him, also many thousands of Italian soldiers were massacred by the Nazis after they surrendered. Italians were also drafted into Germany as slave labour. So STFU.

      • IzlamIsTyranny

        Only after the allies invaded Italy — up until that time they were rounding up Jews to be sent to Nazi concentration camps to die.

      • Mark Rosenthal

        It was not until they found out they where going to loss to the allies and only then did they stop killing us. Not all but enough of them. Many good Italian man also died for this country then and up to today they are defending freedom. With that said then islam should not be welcomed in any western nation other then to escape the muslems and renounce islam as the sickness it is

    • Uselesscrap

      Very well said!!!! Let’s not firget Mussolini and his Brown Shirts.

  • ruthy k

    Cover up all of Italy then. It’s all crosses and and architecture. Hand him a couple grenades or better yet just blow up the Vatican instead of a complimentary after mint! WTH is wrong with these people!!!!! Roll over and put on burkas now while your at it! Spineless! And i’m not even Christian! Rouhani deserves complimentary public torture and an execution aired in every TV on the planet. Give him some wine right b4.

  • Marco Montandon

    Italian people must to REACT and
    kick their prime minister ASS AND NEVER TO ELECT HIM AND HIS SUPPORTERS AGAIN,NEVER MORE

  • disqus_yDrMDcCDka

    It is also imperative to remove all the goats and sheep as well, lest he be tempted.

  • wildjew

    Iran will nuke Italy last in the day of Allah’s judgment.

  • kraftavilqa

    Sickening political correctness. I expect a country’s president to be able to abide by his hosts sensibilities, he should be able to see a nude statue without freaking out and tolerate people drinking wine and eating pork-products without throwing a religious fit. If he can’t do that he should stay at home and be known as the president who couldn’t travel because of his own bigotry. There should be no excuses made for pislam anywhere in the West the message should be “adapt or perish”.

    • Pray Hard

      It’s not a “religious” fit. It’s an Islamic fit.

    • joker

      It could be that Rhouani never asked for that but that the looney left appeasers dreamt and thought it all by themselves.

  • Big, Fat & Dumb Wops

    To bad Italian Jewish scientist and author Primo Levi isn’t around to write about this.
    Italy’s history is repeating itself. Good pizza but Italians were never too bright.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Greeks make better pizza, Italians are not good for much, though I did work with a Sicilian engineer for a while who was brilliant. She would be the exception to the rule.

      • harbidoll

        ah— opera! no one is better than Italian singers , Sinatra Lady Ga Ga —-

        • IzlamIsTyranny

          Lady Ga Ga is italiano?

      • IzlamIsTyranny

        What about Fellini? You never liked any of his movies? What about Rossini? You never enjoyed any of his music? What about Alexander Volta (for which the volt was named)? What about Galileo?

        • Mahou Shoujo

          Yeah, yeah, but what have they done lately?

    • joker

      Italians are rather very shallow. Just watch Italian telly and follow their in general media. There are hardly programs of interest and certainly concern for things outside Italy. The news is often done in a couple of minutes and back to the dance and game shows. But in that respect the rest of today’s Europe is probably not much better. The BBC used to be a beacon but that is also gone. And PM Renzo is a lefty!

    • Beutiful Italy

      Actually I like most Italian people. I love Italian food, lasagna, pizza. Love the airport in Rome on the way to Israel. Some Italian men are very handsome. The Italian language is pretty.

      I like most Italian people better than Greek people. Every race has a few bad apples.

      • IzlamIsTyranny

        Yep who doesn’t like pasta alfredo? Or lasagna.

  • John William

    Hm. Interesting. I wonder if they show the same “courtesy” to Armenian Christians fleeing genocide in eastern Turkey. Methinks prolly not.

  • Pray Hard

    EVERY act of appeasement is another nail in the coffin of Western Civilization.
    F’ing spineless dhimmi wanker.

  • Voytek Gagalka

    Will Iranian government reciprocally suspend sharia components during nearest visit of President of Italy in Tehran, allowing among others displaying crosses, suspending requirement of hijab and burka for women, opening bars with alcoholic beverages, etc.? Rhetorical question. It is only sharia and submission for the West, while heavy handed grip of it in the Allahist country must stay permanently without any deviation in place.

  • Duchess of Pork

    So we can now add colloquial jihad to all the other instances of jihad.
    Play my game. I’ll start.
    ….When in Rome do what the Islamists do

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Well said.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      A popular kids entertainment in England is a “Punch the jihad” show.
      You can fool muslims mullah the time.
      Stop the bullet.
      Not the sharpest knife in palestine
      He’s the muhadajeen of my screams.
      No fool like a socialist fool
      Muslim see what monkey do.
      If at first you don’t succeed, pull the detonator cord again.
      Suicidal prophets are going through the ceiling.

  • Shafiq Islam

    This is a very strange form of prudishness. It’s all right, even approved by Allah, to rape women and even little girls, but naked statues are haram. In fact all statues are haram. They criticise us Catholics for having statues in our churches, but 5 times a day they prostrate themselves towards a pagan shrine. Music is haram, but 5 times a day the mosque blares the azaan. Pork is haram, but acting worse than a pig is fine. Still think all cultures are equal?

    • DVult

      Maybe they’re worried some deranged puslum will damage himself trying to rape the statue.

    • Shafiq Islam ar you christian cause your name has Islam in it?

      • Shafiq Islam

        I am Christian, but from a Muslim family background.

        • Dorrie

          Have you been able to bring any of your family out of Islam and into the love of the Messiah?

          • Shafiq Islam

            My parents are sympathetic to Christianity but have not actually converted. My wife converted before we married, as have a couple of cousins. One of my graduate students is now attending catechism classes and will be baptised soon. However, I have had a couple of convert friends slaughtered for apostasy. It’s tough here.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Graduate students are a form of penance, you will be rewarded in heaven for enduring them. In essence, you are doing purgatory on earth.

          • Dorrie

            It’s sad that “catechism” is so important to some, when all one has to do is ask the Messiah into their heart and ask for forgiveness – that is all it takes to be a Christian. Not a string of Paganized classes.

      • disqus_yDrMDcCDka

        Asshead Mahmud,
        This should happen to you:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYhT6FHEpwY

        • I fucked your sister a year ago ….u still angry?

          • disqus_yDrMDcCDka

            M

          • disqus_yDrMDcCDka

            Asshead,
            This is what will be in store for you and your kind if you ever get admitted to a hospital in my town:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwqmMKU3t6g

          • Haha you are really pissed off…………..Go drink some water …………..and then sleep again to dream more about killing me……..my illegitimate son

          • disqus_yDrMDcCDka

            Asshead,
            Nah, I’m not pissed off as I live in the USA (the Best) and not in a country that is the unwiped a**hole of the world where they allow a person like you who has fecal matter oozing out of every pore in his body to practice law. Do you get a lot of divorce cases where the corespondent is a goat?
            Again, don’t ever let me catch you in my town or they’ll find you in the gutter.

          • Pretty much pissed off…..my illegitimate son

          • disqus_yDrMDcCDka

            I know that you’re just being a nudge – I read your history –
            I’ll let it go as I’m in a magnanimous mood today.
            I do hope that you enjoyed the movie clips I shared with you.

          • You know nothing about what you read abt me ….tell me….

          • IzlamIsTyranny

            Muslum mind is always in the gutter. The exact, same place his religion should be.

          • First of all I am not muslim and second I can kick all of your asses…..you dumb ass shits

          • IzlamIsTyranny

            Yeah I believe you Asad, just like I believe islam (spit) is a religion of peace.
            I know some Armenians and Jews who wouldn’t mind sparring with your muslum ass either.

          • Go read my history here my friend …..what I shared and what I am gonna share…..you are wasting your energies on wrong person……I used to think only Muslims are like that but there are some shitholes in christians too…..no offence 😉

          • disqus_yDrMDcCDka

            Relax, Buddy.
            He’s just being a nudge. Needs attention, a cry for help like a whiny child.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Sure you can, you will get sissy slapped by little girls.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            That is the camel piss talking.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Not surprising, you guys are allowed to screw animals and corpses, or rape anyone else.

  • Ariel Sokolovsky

    I understand many here will attack me for this however this needs to be said simply because it is the truth. When a non Muslim goes to visit Islamic Republic of Iran he or she is not forced to violate his religious beliefs. For an Italian woman to wear a headscarf while in Iran is probably not a violation of her religion because there is no religion in Italy that prohibits woman from covering her hair with a headscarf. When a Italian non Muslim man or woman goes to Iran and he or she is allowed to drink wine for religious purposes and in general too (as well as local Iranian Jews and Christians and other non Muslim minorities) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_in_Iran
    When Italy invites Iranian president to come there to discuss trade and other mutually important issues they try to make him comfortable without compromising their own values so they don’t serve him wine and pork in the same way they wouldn’t serve pork to Bibi Netanyahu for example. They also covered up some naked statues so they can show their Muslim guest the richness of Italian art and culture without offending his religious beliefs and causing a government crisis for him back in Iran. This doesn’t infringe on Italians rights to practice their faith yet shows they are wise , tolerant and hospitable people something many can learn.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      It shows that Italians are sheep that wear clothes and walk on their hind legs. There is a difference between being polite and submission. Islam does not appreciate art depictions human form, it is haram, don’t forget to put a tarp over the sistine chapel ceiling too.

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      Tell it to the Christian pastor who has been rotting in an Iranian jail scumbag. Tell it to the gays who are hung by the neck ’til dead. Tell it to the endless victims of islamic honor killings in Iran (spit). Tell it to the gays hung en mass. Then stick ur head in a camel’s anus and bleat.

  • PinellasCracker

    Insanity — catering to barbarians

  • childress

    The Catholics need a new pope. And overturning their 2nd Vatican Council will be another positive move forward.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      How abut we deal with muslims, as they are a much more lethal threat than Catholics.

      • childress

        The muzzies are the immediate threat. But one suspects there would no mass influx in the face of an assertive and uncompromised Catholic Church.

        The only way to defeat a religion you dislike is to counter it with another religion you dislike yes.. Sadly the Catholics committed institutional hari-kari with their ill-conceived Vatican Council in the 60s. They ‘liberalized’. And the establishment protestant denominations followed suit with similar disastrous results.

        In the West we now have two religions: Leftism and a withered and apologetic Christianity. The former is winning.

        • Mahou Shoujo

          Regrettably you are right, Organized religion is in urgent need of a reformation, all of them, with a concentration on similarities, not differences.

        • IzlamIsTyranny

          The islamic invasion and destruction of western civilisation is hardly down to the Catholic Church. The corrupt scumbags who run the various dying western democracies don’t give a tinker’s damn about the Catholic Church.

          • childress

            The used to listen to the Church. Not anymore, it’s become irrelevant in Europe. The Catholics compromised their own doctrines and started hemorrhaging members. The Europeans began, for example, passing pro-abortion laws after the Council. The Church is no longer a power player, at least in Europe. Verdict: suicide.

  • Tanya

    Really, What would anybody expect from the Italians?

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Wonder if the limousines in his motorcade will be Italian, one speed forward and six reverse.

      • RomanKiwi

        Perhaps you should ask anybody who drives a Ferrari, a Lamborghini or a Maserati

        • Mahou Shoujo

          They’re easy to find, either parked by the side of the road waiting for a tow truck, or in the shop waiting for parts. Some lamborghini tractors are said to be semi functional.

          • RomanKiwi

            Haha, very funny (kind of). At some stage you may have been the proud owner of one of them, hence you speak from experience?

          • Mahou Shoujo

            No, I am not interested in looking at cars in service centres, My car is for driving, not pouring money into just to get if from one service centre to another. As Italian cars are not particularly reliable, the distances in northern Canada between cites are considerable, reliability is important. the latest gyrations of Italian tin bashers in their never ending gymnastics in trying to make a more grotesque car are of no value.

          • IzlamIsTyranny

            “Tin bashers”, LOL.
            You know what they used to say about Japanese tanks during WW2? Beer can one day, main battle tank the next.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            True enough, then they discovered the automobile export market, haven’t looked back since.

          • RomanKiwi

            Haha.
            Perhaps you should go and enjoy some italian warmth and sunshine; it may help you to be less prickly ☺
            Enjoy your life Mahou.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            If you are not having fun, you are not doing it right. As I like being the miserable specimen I am, and prefer to avoid crowds, the isolation of the north suits me well.

          • joker

            You can find them in the dessert after they ran out of petrol, abandoned.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            They do suck petrol up fairly fast, when they run, they have to be driven fast, so you get there before it either breaks down or runs out of fuel.

      • joker

        No that is a tank from Belgium: one forward four in reverse.

        • Mahou Shoujo

          O, I did not know that.

    • RomanKiwi

      Care to unpack your priceless word of wisdom Tania?

      • Tanya

        It is the progressive leftist governments of Europe who cannot even look after their own boarders! The we are all one big happy family of Europe have left you with millions of economic welfare bludgers. Bending over and appeasing the Iranians at the expense of your own morals, lifestyle and history is only the start for those after the big buck defence contracts now the sanctions have been lifted. I really should have said “What would you expect from the Europeans”?

        • RomanKiwi

          Thank you for your further comments. I concur with you wholeheartedly, Tania. And yes, perhaps speaking of Europeans would have been more accurate.
          I was taken aback somewhat by your initial blanket statement, given the fact that no nation/people can be held responsible as a whole for their irresponsible, power hungry and myopic ruling class.

  • Heather Vance-Nelson

    PUSSYS!… What the HELL!… Can’t even be nice about this! All I can say is get rid of ALLL THE HERITIC INDIVIDUALS who would cower to the Idiots!

  • The KING

    Um, you DO realize the president of Iran drinks, sleeps with whores and does everything he says he opposes, right?

  • Gabriel A. King

    I’d drink the wine and order the bastard tossed out the window. After of course I ordered he be stripped naked and sodomized by pigs on video for entertainment. If I were President, I would have already nuked every major Islamic city starting with Mecca. And then sent in ground troops to slaughter anyone who survived and seize all their charred land and assets.

    • joker

      But first we should take their women, only the pretty, as our booty. And enslaved them and sell them on the western markets. The brothels in many European cities need fresh stock. Just my thought.

      • Gabriel A. King

        Good idea. Us “beta males” could use some entertainment. lol

  • Charles Martel

    As much as I hate to say this, Europe has reached a level of maturity that we can say it’s rotten. Not much left to save. They are begging to be annihilated. When the savages finally come for them, nobody should lift a finger.

  • DVult

    Scoop the bastard up and send him to Guantanamo Bay to be exchanged for the American hostages recently captured in Iraq. Make sure to take photographs of him with his hands on his head, wearing a Make America Great again cap, etc.

  • Drew the Infidel

    None were more disappointed than Rouhani. The uncovered female form was his only reason for visiting the Vatican. Think about it. What economic prowess does the Pontiff possess, or Italy in general for that matter?

  • conan_drum

    Everybody should know by now that the RC church is the biggest bunch of hypocrites ever. The poop has done very little to save Christians attacked and slaughtered by IS and Boko Haram but neither had his ‘god’ either!
    According to Amir Taheri in The Spirit of Allah: Khomeini and the Islamic Revolution (pp. 90-91), Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini himself married a ten-year-old girl when he was twenty-eight. Khomeini called marriage to a prepubescent girl “a divine blessing,” and advised the faithful to give their own daughters away accordingly: “Do your best to ensure that your daughters do not see their first blood in your house.” When he took power in Iran, he lowered the legal marriageable age of girls to nine, in accord with Muhammad’s example.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Roll your tongue back in tour mouth, quit slobbering, get Catholicism and islam straight as they are not interchangeable.

  • jjjcccc53

    Musllims dont see this as being nice and considerate they see it as weakness and soon you will be making a choice “Be Muslim or die!””

  • Victor Pontbriand

    What happend to when in Rome………

  • richardcancemi

    Oh what fools we non-muslims be.

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    Italy is going the same way as the rest of Eurabia and really, who’s surprised? They collaborated w/the Nazis after all.

  • Hoodratski

    Pussies! I’m ashamed to be of Italian decent. I’m sure these Iranians tyrants would roll out the welcome wagon to make the visiting infidels as comfortable as possible. God, I’m really getting fed up with all this appeasement and cowering behind the curtains so as not to offend any f’kn muslim that walks into view. Grow a pair already! and defend your heritage, your rights, and your lands. F’cking cowards.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    When european diplomats visit iran, do they cover up the corpses in the street?

    • John William

      No need. Western politicians have their heads buried so far up their butt puckers the only thing they can ever do is count their own ribs.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        True, they would have to be looking to see anything.

  • joe1429

    yes… lets not get them aroused, lol

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Best they cover up the statures, and mannequins in women’s clothing stores. Muslims have no self control, they copulate with mannequins showing bare plastic. No point in tempting the president, the girls working the bar in his hotel will appreciate the business.

  • Terry Worcester

    Italy…lol. the world center of decadence. They’ll sell their family for a pence.