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How a Mohammad Statue Ended up at the Supreme Court
vanity ^ | Matt Soniak

Posted on 04/22/2012 6:14:04 AM PDT by FR_addict

"... Taft decided enough was enough and persuaded Congress to authorize the construction of a permanent home for the Court. Construction on the Supreme Court Building was completed in 1935, and the Court finally had a home to call its own after 146 years of existence.

Sculpture figures prominently in the Corinthian architecture of the Court Building. One chamber features a frieze decorated with a bas-relief sculpture by Adolph A. Weinman of eighteen influential law-givers. The south wall depicts Menes, Hammurabi, Moses, Solomon, Lycurgus, Solon, Draco, Confucius and Octavian, while the north wall depicts Napoleon Bonaparte, John Marshall, William Blackstone, Hugo Grotius, Louis IX, King John, Charlemagne, Justinian and, you guessed it, Mohammad." ...

(Excerpt) Read more at mentalfloss.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: mohammad; vanity
This was something I didn't know. Mohammed, Moses, Solomon, but not Jesus.

As a historical figure, Jesus had more to do with shaping our laws than anyone else.

1 posted on 04/22/2012 6:14:08 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

I accidently had myself aas the author.

The author is Matt Soniak at http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/11107


2 posted on 04/22/2012 6:16:52 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

We should add a blow-up head scarf.


3 posted on 04/22/2012 6:21:22 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: FR_addict
Mohammed's presence is sort of at odds with the Ten Commandments, which appear in three separate locations on the USSC building.


4 posted on 04/22/2012 6:22:07 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: FR_addict
Mohammed, Moses, Solomon, but not Jesus.

Good question.

Mohammad was a prophet, right? Who had the word of Satan....errr...I mean Allah, revealed to him in dreams...right?

So, why wasn't a sculture of Jesus of Nazareth, the one and true Son of God, included in the original design?

5 posted on 04/22/2012 6:22:19 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Mohammad couldn’t even read or write.


6 posted on 04/22/2012 6:29:39 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

And was quite addled in his thinking too.


7 posted on 04/22/2012 6:38:53 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: FR_addict

Why on earth would you want to put Jesus on the saem level as a mere man?


8 posted on 04/22/2012 6:52:59 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: FR_addict

Funny thing about World Religions, Of all that are worshiped, only one can no longer be found in his tomb.


9 posted on 04/22/2012 7:00:00 AM PDT by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: FR_addict

I thought the moon rock cult forbade making images of the pedophile prophet? How have they let this go so long without declaring a Jihad against the building?


10 posted on 04/22/2012 7:07:51 AM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: An.American.Expatriate

As far as I’m concerned, they could have put Jesus by himself on the Supreme Court building, but if we are going to recognize historical figures, we shouldn’t leave Jesus out, the most important historical figure guiding our lives. He lived the life of a man and shaped our lives for Christians and non-Christians alike.

I was shocked that they had Mohammad up there at all as some sort of precursor to the laws of the US Supreme Court.


11 posted on 04/22/2012 7:10:26 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: battousai
The Muslims did object according to the article:

"But then, in 1997, the fledgling Council on American-Islamic Relations brought their wrath to the Court, petitioning then-Chief Justice William Rehnquist to remove the sculpture. CAIR outlined their objections as thus:

1. Islam discourages its followers from portraying any prophet in artistic representations, lest the seed of idol worship be planted.

2. Depicting Mohammad carrying a sword “reinforced long-held stereotypes of Muslims as intolerant conquerors.”

3. Building documents and tourist pamphlets referred to Mohammad as “the founder of Islam,” when he is, more accurately, the “last in a line of prophets that includes Abraham, Moses and Jesus.”

Rehnquist dismissed CAIR’s objections, saying that the depiction was “intended only to recognize him [Mohammad] … as an important figure in the history of law; it was not intended as a form of idol worship...”

So Rehnquist thought Mohammad should remain on the building.

12 posted on 04/22/2012 7:18:28 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: swamprebel

Moses can’t be found either!


13 posted on 04/22/2012 7:32:23 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Moses and Solomon are there according to the article.

It seems to me Aristotle and Plato should have been included over Menes (who seems to be relatively unknown) and some of the others.


14 posted on 04/22/2012 7:37:16 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict
There is a church in Italy that has a depiction of mohammad burning in hell, as it should be.

Political correctness wouldn't be tolerated with the saracens at the gate!

Oh if only today some people would see the evil of mohammadisn!

15 posted on 04/22/2012 8:09:04 AM PDT by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: An.American.Expatriate
Why on earth would you want to put Jesus on the saem level as a mere man?

Wow. Game, set, match.

Well done.

16 posted on 04/22/2012 8:12:22 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: FR_addict
If he wore a hoodie, he'd probably look like Obama's son.

If Obama had a son, of course.

17 posted on 04/22/2012 8:15:02 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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18 posted on 04/22/2012 8:17:05 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: FR_addict
This article reveals the non Christian, neo pagan, core of the "founders" of the U.S. These beliefs are certainly demonstated everywhere in Washington D.C. with its masonic architecture.

The "founders" were the radicals of the day. Syncristic beliefs, kind of like Anglicans: Christianity is ok, as long as you don't take it too seriously.

Flame away all you Protenstants!

19 posted on 04/22/2012 8:17:43 AM PDT by OldCorps
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To: FR_addict
This article reveals the non Christian, neo pagan, core of the "founders" of the U.S. These beliefs are certainly demonstated everywhere in Washington D.C. with its masonic architecture.

The "founders" were the radicals of the day. Syncristic beliefs, kind of like Anglicans: Christianity is ok, as long as you don't take it too seriously.

Flame away all you Protenstants!

20 posted on 04/22/2012 8:17:49 AM PDT by OldCorps
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To: OldCorps

Posts like yours remind us of how Un-American Romanism is, and how it was rightfully despised by our founders. The contribution of the Vatholic a church to the founding principles of this country is zero.


21 posted on 04/22/2012 8:26:29 AM PDT by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: OldCorps

Nope. According to the article, this building was completed in 1935, during Franklin Roosevelt’s reign.

I was wondering how these particular historical figures were picked.


22 posted on 04/22/2012 8:30:38 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

Aren’t Muslims outraged by any physical depiction of Mohammad (not to mention just about everything else)? I’m surprised irate mobs haven’t stormed the Supreme Court building or Obama hasn’t ordered the image destroyed.


23 posted on 04/22/2012 8:31:55 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: The Great RJ
I posted in #12 that the Moslims did object.

I finaly found something I agree with the Moslims about. Let's get Mohammad off the Supreme Court.

24 posted on 04/22/2012 8:35:02 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

There aren’t supposed to be any images of the “prophet”

Now, maybe someone go cut off some heads to avenge this insult


25 posted on 04/22/2012 8:44:29 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: FR_addict

I find it interesting and amusing that CAIR complains about the sword presenting a stereotypical violent image.

It is interesting and amusing because Saudi Arabia, you know, where the king of saudi is the “keeper of the two holy mosques,” the center of the universe for moon-rock worshipers, the Vatican of islam. . .in Saudi their national flag has a gosh-darned sword on it.

*Snicker*

*Snort*

Bwahahahaha. . . CAIR, what a bunch of moroons. . .

http://www.google.com/search?q=Saudi+Flag&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=Xq0&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=UDKUT7rXDKTW2gWutIjzBA&ved=0CE8QsAQ&biw=1120&bih=588&sei=VjKUT5TRCc2_2QXfrITXCA


26 posted on 04/22/2012 9:37:18 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: OldCorps

B.S. the sculptures show NOTHING of the sort.The Congress that “approved” the supreme Court Building were not/cannot be confused with the Founders -who were all dead by 1900. The sculptures reflect the men remembered for their association with Law. Nothing more nor less. And by 1900 American education no longer resembled the American system that educated the men who wrote our Constitution and Bill of Rights...but had been corrupted by the likes of Horace Mann, and after him John Dewey, and ht e”progressives favorite pagan Darwin.


27 posted on 04/22/2012 9:54:26 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: FR_addict

Great.

I wasted an hour on that site. LOL

Very addicting and I found the answer to a question I wondered about since I was a kid. “How did Radio-Flyer wagon” get the name.

Very American and very Americana....


28 posted on 04/22/2012 10:24:21 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Jesus wasn’t a giver of laws.


29 posted on 04/22/2012 10:25:43 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: FR_addict
I wonder how mohammed would feel about this:

Obama EATS DOGS

30 posted on 04/22/2012 11:26:36 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: battousai
I thought the moon rock cult forbade making images of the pedophile prophet? How have they let this go so long without declaring a Jihad against the building?

They'll get around to it, probably as soon as Obama is safely re-elected.

31 posted on 04/22/2012 11:59:28 AM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: FR_addict
Here's the description from the Supreme Court website: Courtroom Friezes: South and North Walls. The description of the East and West Friezes are here
32 posted on 04/22/2012 3:43:35 PM PDT by The Truth Will Make You Free
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To: Vendome
Jesus wasn’t a giver of laws.

Nor was Mohammed in actuality.

33 posted on 04/22/2012 4:36:10 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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