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Nearly 100,000 people worldwide have signed a Web-based petition asking Wikipedia to remove all depictions of the Prophet from its English-language entry.
All four images on the English-language Wikipedia page are rather lovely Persian and Ottoman miniatures from the 14th through 16th centuries. The two later ones depict Muhammad's face as covered by a white veil, but the earlier pair show his full face.
Originally posted by oLDWoRLDDiSoRDeR
There was just that thing on the christens and the statue of jesus.
Originally posted by RUFFREADY
On that article/review/information there of. they even show a photo of Anthony Quinn (playing Mohammad) has that also been in disagreement with the muslims??
Originally posted by Wildbob77
I find the most interesting aspect of this is that the art in question was produced my a muslim. So, at various times in history, not only was it allowed but there were artisits who produced art that is now no longer to be viewed.
Originally posted by _Phoenix_
What the hell is wrong with media these days, there always has to be something about muslims, it's just some petition so what.
[edit on 6-2-2008 by _Phoenix_]
Originally posted by aleon1018
Gee, I could care less if the Wiki just shows a shadow figure or even a question mark (as if he ever even existed)
Originally posted by Yarcofin
I find it hilarious that Fox News put up the pictures, thereby creating even more controversy.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
Its an olllddd old old tradition.. back way past the Days of Christ himself. In fact, you being a Christian may know this.. but the reason that there are no images of Christ is because it was taboo for Jews to be in portraits.
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
100,000 people who fail to realize that they can remove the pictures themselves! Oh, surely the internet is full of wonders.
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Anyway, as to your question Ashley, if I recall correctly the Koran prohibits any depiction of humans, due to something relating to god having the right exclusively.