Mo-stomp pulpit upsets Turks

mo pulpitThe Brussels Journal has caused a bit of a stir in Turkey with a photo of a pulpit in Belgium which allegedly depicts the “prophet” Mohammed being trampled upon by a pair of angels.

The photo was first published by the BJ in April 2006 to illustrate the long tradition of depicting Mo in European art. It was only last week, however, that the Turkish newspaper Yeniçag took note of it, and ran a front-page story with the headline STOP THIS HIDEOUS INSULT.

We have had the crusades and now they are still trying to humiliate us. This is as bad as the Danish cartoons and Geert Wilders’s Fitna movie in the Netherlands. Even Pope Benedict does nothing to stop these humiliations.

The pulpit, thought to represent the triumph of a supernatural world-view known “Christianity” over a rival supernatural world-view known as “Islam”, belongs to a church in the town of Dendermonde. It was carved in wood by Mattheus van Beveren in 1685, two years after the Battle of Vienna. It is now under police protection.

The BJ has also received threats of an internetty nature.

4 Responses to “Mo-stomp pulpit upsets Turks”

  1. marc draco says:

    How long before some brave soul stars selling little replicas of this for tourists?

    I’d buy two!

  2. Stuart H. says:

    Short of jumping into the Tardis and going back to 1685, how were they planning to stop Mattheus van Beveren carving the ‘insult’?
    Crikey, wouldn’t want to be in his shoes about now, with all those angry Turks about.
    Oh – there aren’t any, they got stomped in 1683. That’s all right then.

  3. sean says:

    It took them 323 years to take offence – isn’t that some kind of record?

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