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Take The Sculptures Down For The Right Reasons!

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Submitted by Ulysses Black (United States), Feb 29, 2008 at 19:09

Dear Doctor Pipes,

Thanks for another interesting article. The sculpture of mohamed in the supreme court building has been on my mind, intermittantly, for a few years now. While I feel one should never bend an inch to moslem intimidation or demands, I would love nothing more than to see statues of the islamic prophet sandblasted or otherwise removed from any and all U.S government buildings.

Islam has, thank God, made zero contribution to our legal and cultural traditions. Hitler also brought laws into existence (and many of them, if not inspired by the koran, were eerily similar to the sharia laws embedded in the koran); should we also sculpt his likeness and place it high in our court buildings? We should take the mohamaed sculpture down but make sure that moslems understand we are taking it down not to placate their hyper-sensitive feelings and ridiculous sense of outrage, but for the purpose of emphasizing that the laws (and sickening punishments) that this man introduced to the world and codified, supposedly at the behest of God, are deemed by this nation to be retrograde and contrary to our understanding of God and human dignity and human decency.

I would like that sculpture removed and would like to start a petition to have it removed. What do you think about this idea? As always, thank you for your great work.

Best, Ulysses Black

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