Cancellation of 'Idomeneo' Enrages Germans

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One of the "key judgments" of the partly declassified National Intelligence Estimate is that “jihadists regard Europe as an important venue for attacking Western interests.” But Berlin's opera company has sparked bitter controversy by canceling an opera which might be offensive to Muslims. In Idomeneo, Mozart suggests that religion – any religion -- can produce superstition and inhumanity.

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Guest:
Kristiana Peitz - Editor of the Culture Department for Der Tagesspiegel

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Vanessa Romo, Dan Konecky, Frances Anderton