Cheat-Seeking Missles

Monday, February 06, 2006

Supreme Court Riots?

Joshua Micah Marshall has an interesting talking point today:
... it seems there's ... a likeness of Mohammed in the decorations on the front of the United States Supreme Court. In addition, there's also a statue of Mohammed inside the building.

In the mid-1990s, the Muslim advocacy group CAIR petitioned the late Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist to remove the statue and the likeness of Mohammed in the frieze on the front of the building and also asked him to change the language in Supreme Court literature that referred to Mohammed as the "founder" of Islam rather than the "prophet" of Islam.

Rehnquist turned down the request to get rid of the statue and frieze carving, but agreed to reword the references in Court literature.

Here's a case where the devil Americans have defiled the prophet by according him the highest respect. Nonetheless, it would be an excellent time for CAIR to repetition. As with so much of the Kartoonistan matter ... this could get interesting.