Brendan O’Neill Brendan O’Neill

Shame on Cineworld for cancelling The Lady of Heaven

Why do some radical Muslims believe they have the right to crush culture?

The Lady of Heaven (Credit: YouTube)

Bradford was chosen last week as the UK’s City of Culture for 2025. This week, Bradford Cineworld – as well as a number of other cinemas around the country – announced that a new movie called The Lady of Heaven was being pulled from schedules following protests by angry Muslims. So is this what we can expect from a City of Culture in 21st-century Britain – the creation of all kinds of culture, except for anything that might offend some adherents to the Islamic faith?

The fuss and fury over The Lady of Heaven has been incredibly revealing.

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