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Is America's Statue of Liberty modelled on a Muslim Arab woman? These historians certainly think so!
International Business Times ^ | 02/07/2017 | Namrata Tripathi

Posted on 02/07/2017 9:05:48 AM PST by SeekAndFind

In times of such political turmoil in the United States, where thousands of citizens are against President Donald Trump's refugee travel ban and deem it targeting Muslims particularly, one intriguing trivia has surfaced about America's Statue of Liberty.

The Statue of Liberty -- America's symbol of freedom and acceptance of diversity -- could actually have been modelled on a Muslim woman, after all. This news is of significance considering Trump's executive order has banned people from at least seven Muslim-majority countries to enter into the United States, citing 'terrorism concerns.'

Reports state that the statue's designer, Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, was enamoured with Egyptian pyramids and monumental sculpture.

According to historian Edward Berenson, Bartholdi, in the 1860s, decided to build a monument to commemorate the opening of Egypt's Suez Canal.

"And that monument was going to be a woman in the southern opening of the canal holding up a torch over her head and that woman was dressed in Arab peasant garb," Berenson says. However, when the ruler of Egypt, Khedewi Ismail Pasha, went bankrupt, the structure was abandoned.

It wasn't until very long that the sculptor decided to make some alterations to his design, Brenson explains, "A couple of years earlier, Bartholdi and his friends decided they were going to give a gift to the United States that was going to celebrate the centennial of the American Revolution." It was then when the artists decided to reuse the sculptor and alter it to fit the American Revolution, PRI reported.

The result of that alteration was a woman, who was originally dressed in Arab garb transformed into a Greco-Roman goddess of liberty Libertas. The statue was a gift from the people of France to the United States and celebrated America's liberation, and served as a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from different nations to the country.

Today, the current American government's anti-immigrant stance has alarmed many nations abroad, and has caused uproar within American cities where many call the move unconstitutional and against the country's ideologies.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arab; muslim; statueofliberty
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1 posted on 02/07/2017 9:05:48 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Greco-Roman facial structure......................


2 posted on 02/07/2017 9:06:41 AM PST by Red Badger (If "Majority Rule" was so important in South Africa, why isn't it that way here?.......)
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RE: Greco-Roman facial structure......................

There’s an easy response from Muslim immigrant supporters ... this Greco Roman converted to Islam /sarc


3 posted on 02/07/2017 9:07:52 AM PST by SeekAndFind (q)
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To: SeekAndFind

We need to hoist her up and turn her over and check how much genitalia she was allowed to keep.


4 posted on 02/07/2017 9:08:40 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: SeekAndFind

If that were true, mooselimbs would already be calling for her to be stoned to death for being in public without being accompanied by her husband or brother.


5 posted on 02/07/2017 9:08:58 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals w.ould have no standtairds at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Yaelle
If this was the original intent, why did they not do it?


6 posted on 02/07/2017 9:09:42 AM PST by SeekAndFind (q)
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To: SeekAndFind

More BS news from a Muslim reporter. Just pushing the envelope further and further.


7 posted on 02/07/2017 9:10:20 AM PST by DrDude (To the Victor go the spoils! Kick A$$ Trump.)
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To: Red Badger

Her head is still attached, so no, she’s not Muz.


8 posted on 02/07/2017 9:14:14 AM PST by Salamander (We're pain, we're steel, a plot of knives...)
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To: SeekAndFind

We got recycled materials as a gift?


9 posted on 02/07/2017 9:14:37 AM PST by b4me (If Jesus came to set us free, why are so many professed Believers still in chains?)
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Muslims are stupider than democrats. Ha, ha’s all around!


10 posted on 02/07/2017 9:14:38 AM PST by W. (How sweet it is to say "Former President 0bama!")
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To: SeekAndFind

So the Statue of Liberty converted from Islam... we need to protect her from Sharia practitioners! Before they issue a fatwa!


11 posted on 02/07/2017 9:15:24 AM PST by D Rider
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There is nothing SUBMISSIVE about the Statue of Liberty, so I reject the pro-Islam concept.
The next thing you know, these historians will say that the "Colossus of Rhodes" wore a burka.
12 posted on 02/07/2017 9:16:15 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Muslim & Spanish migrants are like Kudzu--> designed to overload the system= Cloward-Piven)
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This fake story was on here yesterday and someone posted a picture of Lady Liberty and the statue she was modeled after...it was either French or Italian...I don’t remember which...But they are almost identical...


13 posted on 02/07/2017 9:17:27 AM PST by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: D Rider

the original idea from the sculptur was to have a woman statue at the opening of the suez canel or some area over there, and he thought a muslim woman would be ideal for that area...but when that fell thru, the opportunity for Lady Liberty came about, and here we are...it was nvr intended to have Lady Liberty be any sort muslim, here in the states...


14 posted on 02/07/2017 9:17:32 AM PST by raygunfan
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To: SeekAndFind

Let’s see if I have this right. The most visible representation of freedom is modeled after women that are oppressed and by no means free?

Nope, I don’t think so.

I’m going to file this under “Fake News!”


15 posted on 02/07/2017 9:17:43 AM PST by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx D)
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Twitter: neontaster Feb 5
Gateway Arch in St. Louis was originally intended to be a Muslim woman, researchers say.

16 posted on 02/07/2017 9:18:06 AM PST by libertarian27 (FR Cookbooks - On Profile Page)
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Muslim’s would honor kill Lady Liberty if she were a member of their family.


17 posted on 02/07/2017 9:18:08 AM PST by Leep (Stronger without her!)
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To: SeekAndFind
It must be true because everyone knows Muslims are all about liberty and diversity< /sarcasm >

I'm just wondering why it wasn't erected in one of the 7 Muslim nations with a travel ban to the US.

18 posted on 02/07/2017 9:18:16 AM PST by lewislynn
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To: SeekAndFind

Was Betsy Ross a Muslim?


19 posted on 02/07/2017 9:19:47 AM PST by Leep (Stronger without her!)
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To: SeekAndFind

And these “Historians” are All Cow Pies!


20 posted on 02/07/2017 9:20:03 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country.)
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