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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

ArT or BlasphemY?




Not many may know this little tidbit..Charlotte Obsever notes the centuries of Izlamic art.

"When the U.S. Supreme Court convenes in Washington, the justices sit in their grand courtroom beneath a carved marble frieze depicting 18 great lawgivers from the ages.
On the south wall are the ancients -- Confucius, Octavian and Moses holding the Ten Commandments. And on the north wall, along with Justice John Marshall and Napoleon Bonaparte, standing between Charlemagne and Justinian, is the Prophet Mu-hammad, cradling a sword and a copy of the Quran.
In the furor that has erupted since the publication of controversial Danish cartoons of Mu-hammad, many claims have circulated about Islam's prohibitions of artistic depictions of the "prophet."

This sculpture was chiseled in stone about 70 years ago.


In fact, in Iran, images of Mu-hammad are widely circulated among the predominantly Shia population. Furthermore - In the 15 centuries since Mu-hammad lived, Izlamic artists have portrayed the prophet in paintings now on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.

It appears there is quite a bit of controversy and dissention regarding this matter.The
1.3 billion Muslims hold contrary beliefs about religious imagery. Experts even say that human figures have appeared frequently in Izlamic art through the ages, particularly in Persia and in Turkey.

But even respectful images of Mu-haamad have proven to be offensive and problematic to some.

"Nine years ago, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (otherwise known as a front for terrorism by some...) demanded the Supreme Court remove the image of Mu-hammad from the marble frieze.

"While appreciating the fact that Mu-hammad was included in the court's pantheon of 18 prominent lawgivers of history, CAIR noted that Islam discouraged its followers from portraying any prophet in paintings, sculptures or other artistic representations," the organization said in a published history.

Then-Chief Justice William Rehnquist rejected the request to sandblast Mu-hammad, saying the artwork "was intended only to recognize him, among many other lawgivers, as an important figure in the history of law; it is not intended as a form of idol worship."

What say you of the image of Mu-haamad cradling his sword while holding a copy of the Quran.....in the marble frieze in our grand Courtroom?


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9 Comments:

  • At 9:35 AM, Blogger Don said…

    "What say you of the image of Mu-haamad cradling his sword while holding a copy of the Quran.....in the marble frieze in our grand Courtroom?"

    I find this to be an excellent post and question. Originally I wanted to post a trackback from my site but, halloscan trackbacks confuse me. Anyways, it almost seems un-Christian to expect one religion to forsake their favorite statue while keeping another. All this insanity about cartoons and Muhamed is nothing more (and we both know this) than some Muslims taking the opportunity to riot. How can Muslims explain the pictures of Muhamed being inappropriate if there were not at some point pictures of Muhaamed that were appropriate? I think we should let the justices worry about the decor and we, as belivers, should remember that, because of Christ, we are no longer under the law. Islaam has yet to prove to the world that it is a "religion of peace". Mohamed with Quran and sword in hand seems (to me anyway)to better portray the true nature of the religion of Islam when added to this the actions of it's followers the "peacful religion" doctrine becomes even more unbelievable.

     
  • At 10:28 AM, Blogger kevin said…

    Zombie has an image archive of Mohammed. My personal favorite is this one; http://www.zombietime.com/mohammed_image_archive/dantes_inferno/

    here's the rest;
    http://www.zombietime.com/mohammed_image_archive/

     
  • At 12:34 PM, Blogger American Crusader said…

    What else would he be seen carrying? Maybe a six-year-old girl.

     
  • At 12:38 PM, Blogger David said…

    Hmmm... what say I? I say we ought to follow Mike Adams' idea:

    http://www.townhall.com/opinion/columns/mikeadams/2006/02/13/186126.html

    ...and change the portrayal of Mohammed (may he rot in hell forever) on the frieze to Adams' adea of "Queer Mohammed" (may he rot in hell forever) just to see if we can get a rise outs the Moose-limbs.

    Who needs a depiction of The Butcher of Medina as a promient lawmaker instead of a lying pedophilliac who openly practiced slavery, mass murder and worse and encouraged his followers to continue such practices whenever it served to advance Islam?

    I say: heap all the scorn, mocking and insults possible on The Religion of Lies, Death, Mayhem, Hate, Intolerance, Slavery, Brutality and Perversion, and depict Mohammed (may he rot in hell forever) always in ways that offend the po' widdle Muzzies.

    There is not one Muslim in the whole world who is both honest and decent. All deserve whatever risicule and scorn may be heaped upon them.

    They are all liars and the truth is not in them.

    And I sure wish the subliterate savages who've left death threats at other blogs would come on by my place and let me in on the lovin'. I'm really felling left out. Oh, they stop by (I can see from mmy stats logs) but they all run away with their tails between their legs... *sigh*

     
  • At 4:30 PM, Blogger Don said…

    Oh, what the heck...

    Muslims fly commercial airliners into buildings in New York City.

    No Muslim outrage.

    Muslim officials block the exit where school girls are trying to escape a burning building because their faces were exposed.

    No Muslim outrage.

    Muslims cut off the heads of three teenaged girls on their way to school in Indonesia. A Christian school.

    No Muslim outrage.

    Muslims murder teachers trying to teach Muslim children in Iraq.

    No Muslim outrage.

    Muslims murder over 80 tourists with car bombs outside cafes and hotels in Egypt.

    No Muslim outrage.

    A Muslim attacks a missionary children’s school in India. Kills six.

    No Muslim outrage.

    Muslims slaughter hundreds of children and teachers in Beslan, Russia. Muslims shoot children in the back.

    No Muslim outrage.

    Let’s go way back. Muslims kidnap and kill athletes at the Munich Summer Olympics.

    No Muslim outrage.

    Muslims fire rocket-propelled grenades into schools full of children in Israel.

    No Muslim outrage.

    Muslims murder more than 50 commuters in attacks on London subways and busses. Over 700 are injured.

    No Muslim outrage.

    Muslims massacre dozens of innocents at a Passover Seder.

    No Muslim outrage.

    Muslims murder innocent vacationers in Bali.

    No Muslim outrage.

    Muslim newspapers publish anti-Semitic cartoons.

    No Muslim outrage

    Muslims are involved, on one side or the other, in almost every one of the 125+ shooting wars around the world.

    No Muslim outrage.

    Muslims beat the charred bodies of Western civilians with their shoes, then hang them from a bridge.

    No Muslim outrage.

    Newspapers in Denmark and Norway publish cartoons depicting Mohammed.

    Muslims ARE outraged

    Dead children. Dead tourists. Dead teachers. Dead doctors and nurses. Death, destruction and mayhem around the world at the hands of Muslims.

    No Muslim outrage but publish a cartoon depicting Mohammed with a bomb in his turban and all hell breaks loose.

     
  • At 4:47 PM, Blogger Karl m said…

    how about juggling chain saws for us...with 2-Qurans while standing on the back of a One-humped camel...smoking a Marlboro of course....i completely agree with Don...a little outrage at murder and mayhem will go a long way....let me know when you hear something from em'..

     
  • At 6:14 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said…

    I'm speechless on this one..I think y'all just about covered it.

     
  • At 6:54 PM, Blogger maccusgermanis said…

    I find it rather uncomforatable to be in sympathy with CAIR on this, as I would be glad to see erased all existence of that filth mohamhead.

     
  • At 7:06 PM, Blogger The MaryHunter said…

    What a big doggone thread you've started here, Angel! I had no idea about this SCOTUS Mohammed issue until now, color me naive.

    Sandblasting is too good for it, draw too much attention and give the fanatics too much attention. I say let it be... ok, maybe dress him up nice, even add some lace panties and fishnet stockings, since it must get cold on that big ol' wall.

     

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