69 million page views

RC Mural

Reader comment on item: The Islamic Society of Boston & the Politicians' Red Faces
in response to reader comment: Race, religion , nationaity

Submitted by Molly (United States), Aug 10, 2008 at 17:49

Most of the articles I've seen about this have a decidedly anti-Islam slant, so I'm not surprised they didn't mention the mural of the church, but I live here; I use Roxbury Crossing station almost every day, and I assure you, it's there. I find myself strangely unintimidated by walking into a T stations that has paintings of buildings belonging to religions that are not mine...in fact, I don't even mind walking into the buildings of said religions. I have yet to be smited for doing so.

Will you be contacting the T and asking them to remove the photographs of Old South Church that have long hung in Copley Station as well, not to mention all the other depictions and mentions of nearby churches that are in T stations?

I guess I just don't see why a painting of the most prominent architectural feature of an area is a problem, whether that feature is a church steeple, a mosque spire, a temple, a library, or a skyscraper. The mosque and the cathedral dominate their respective skylines. Would you also suggest that the City of Boston change the name of Cathedral Street? Does it promote Catholicism since Holy Cross Cathedral sits right there?

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to RC Mural by Molly

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2022 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)