Ep 20 — Ex-muslim Cemal Yucel on his Apostasy, Leftist Iconoclasm and Islamic Picture Ban in the West | The Cave of Apelles

Looking at history, has not cancel culture and the toppling of statues always been precursors of mass murder and ideological coup d’Ètats?
The important question now is: what about “classical Western values” like freedom of speech — can culture survive without it?
Some are skeptical to the influence of Islam, its ban on representational images (aniconism) and stance on “blasphemy”.
But what if the real problem is Western culture — in its modern tapping…?

Our guest for the evening is the Co-Founder and Chair of Ex-Muslims of Norway, Cemal Knudsen Yucel.

The conversation with Cemal Knudsen Yucel.

The centerpiece for this conversation was Giulia Spadafora’s photo of Leftists and Black Lives Matter vandals taking down John Cassidy’s sculpture of Edward Colston (June 2020).

On the shelf (left to right): Altar retable of the Jan van Arkel chapel in St. Martin’s Cathedral, Utrecht — Athena Al-lat in The Museum of Palmyra, Syria — Illustrations of iconoclasm in the French Revolution (1912) by Ernest F. Henderson.

The episode was produced by Bork S. Nerdrum, assisted by Sebastian Salvo and Javier Adams.

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  • Apelles was asked why he touched and retouched his pictures with so much care, to which he replied:
    "I paint for eternity"