Taking The Safe Road, Or Kneeling Before Terrorists?

Deutsche Oper’s decision to cancel a revival of a 2003 production of Mozart’s Idomeneo for fear that a scene depicting Mohammed would inflame Muslims is proving to be front page news in Germany. “Everywhere the charge Kniefall vor Terroristen – kneeling before terrorists – has cropped up,” and Deutsche Oper director Kirstin Harms has come in for some vicious criticism.