69 million page views

mural

Reader comment on item: The Islamic Society of Boston & the Politicians' Red Faces
in response to reader comment: Mural still heavily Islamic

Submitted by Molly (United States), Aug 22, 2008 at 10:09

The quote is "We must be the change we wish to see in the world", and it's correctly attributed to Mahatma Gandhi right on the mural. I suppose we could therefore claim that the mural is overly Hindu, but that does seem silly, and since Obama isn't Muslim, I'm not sure where the problem with the quote lies.

I'll double-check the cross situation when I pass by today. Y'all do realize that the paintings on each column show what you're looking at as you look past the column, right? It's not as though it's some random church they slapped up there for balance; it's the steeple of the Mission Cathedral that's nearby the station.

What about the painting of Melnea Cass and all the African-themed patterns? Does that make the mural too African-American?

Again, I say sometimes a building is just a building. And until someone can offer proof that the mosque or the Islamist Society or the Mission Cathedral or Melnea Cass's estate had ANYTHING to do with the choice of subject, I'm going to continue to believe that the high school kids who painted these murals thought they had a good idea to paint the surroundings and that they thought minarets are kind of cool and decorative. Has anybody actually contacted the T about this?

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 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.)