Italian Artworks Targeted by Muslims

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Letter From Italy

When the Taliban in Afghanistan were busy destroying ancient gigantic stone statues of Buddha, some commentators asked: What’s next? Now, a fundamentalist Muslim group known as Unione dei Musulmani d’Italia has demanded that a priceless 15th-century fresco, which they call “obscene and blasphemous,” be removed from San Petronio, the 14th-century cathedral in Bologna.

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