Created by a far-left British loon, it is believed to be the first of its kind anywhere in the world. No doubt, it would never be allowed in any city in any Muslim country.
Breitbart The sculpture designed by leftist artist Luke Perry, dubbed the ‘Strength of the Hijab’, will be erected in the English town of Smethwick in October and will stand 16 feet (five metres) and weigh approximately one tonne. According to a report from the BBC, the Birmingham suburb statue is thought to be the first of its kind, with even Islamic countries not celebrating the hijab in such a manner.
Mr Perry said: “The Strength of the Hijab is a piece which represents women who wear hijabs of the Islamic faith, and it’s really there because it’s such an underrepresented part of our community, but such an important one.”
Perry said that while his new sculpture in Birmingham — a Muslim minority-majority city according to the latest census — could be deemed as “controversial” for various reasons, he added: “I don’t feel like any of them are valid, but people do, there are a lot of people who object to the differences that we have in our communities and would like them to be more divided.
However, others opposed the celebration of the hijab, which is seen by some as representative of repression against women in the Islamic world. Host of the New Culture Forum podcast, Peter Whittle said: “I imagine the women of Iran, fighting and protesting against the wearing of this symbol of subjugation, would look on this with bitter disdain.” (Indeed!)
Hijab statue to be installed in UK city of Birmingham pic.twitter.com/u7qJRayjj9
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