Alt bråket om Jyllands-Posten har fått muslimer til å bli oppmerksom på flere profet-fremstillinger de ikke liker. Som i gavelen på USAs høyesterett. Der han avbildet i relieff sammen med andre lovgivere. Amerikanske muslimer liker det ikke.
The sculpture of the prophet at the country’s top court is part of a marble frieze depicting 18 influential lawgivers, including Moses, Confucius and Charlemagne.
The sculpture of Mohammed shows him holding a Koran in his left hand and a sword in his right. The frieze has adorned the courtroom since the building opened in 1935.
«We have expressed the Muslim community’s concerns about a variety of images of the Prophet Mohammed, whether it be in textbooks, editorial cartoons or even in the Supreme Court,» Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), told AFP
Hooper said CAIR in the past has requested that the sculpture be removed, as Islamic tradition forbids any depictions of the prophet. But the court turned down the request, saying that altering the frieze would compromise its artistic integrity.
It agreed, however, to change literature about the sculpture to refer to Mohammed as the «prophet» rather than the «founder» of Islam.
CAIR godtok høyesteretts avgjørelse. Også andre steder har muslimer klaget over bilder og statuer og fått dem fjernet.
A statue of Mohammed that stood in the Manhattan Appellate Courthouse in New York was removed in the 1950s following protests by representatives from various Muslim nations.
CAIR in 2001 also succeeded in having a 14th century Persian painting with an image of the Prophet Mohammed removed from a PBS documentary about Islam.
There have also been cases in which US Muslim leaders have succeeded in having images of Mohammed removed from public school textbooks.