Published April 28, 2006, issue of April 28, 2006.
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After an outcry from Jewish leaders, Polish officials have prevented a theater company from staging a version of the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” on the grounds where the Majdanek concentration camp once stood. “This episode speaks volumes about the need for continuing Holocaust education and for re-sensitizing ordinary Polish citizens to the horrors perpetrated at these camps,” Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman said.

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The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, a hawkish Washington policy group, lambasted the Comedy Central television network for preventing Matt Stone and Trey Parker, creators of the animated series “South Park,” from depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

“If you don’t believe terrorists have already changed our values — think again,” said the group’s executive director, Tom Neumann. “Comedy Central, the bastion of [the] ‘anything goes in a democratic society’ school, has fallen victim to the fear of terrorism. They tolerated ‘South Park’ ridiculing African Americans, homosexuals, Jews and Catholics under the guise of freedom of speech. Everything is fair game except Muhammad.”

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