Sunday, January 6, 2008

Google Mohammed

Fun things to do when bored - Google "Mohammed" for images. These depictions are extremely rare, given drawings and caricature are forbidden. There are only a million or so images of the prophet-who-should-not-be-named. And that's using only one spelling variation.

My search turned up this gem on the very first page:

These two photographs were taken in the Church of Our Lady in Dendermonde, Flanders (Belgium). They show the late 17th century pulpit, sculpted in wood by Mattheus van Beveren. The person subdued by the angels and having a Koran in his hands is generally thought to be Mohammed. The sculpture represents the triumph of christianity over islam.

Brussels Journal

Enjoy it while you can. For soon, this statue will be removed to avoid offense, or destroyed by the religion of perpetual indignation.

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