A Lady Justice statue is un-Islamic. But we have never seen comparable numbers marching in Bangladesh against, say, jihad terrorism.
“Bangladeshi Muslim hardliners seek removal of Justice statue,” Associated Press, February 24, 2017:
Thousands of people marched in Bangladesh’s capital on Friday to demand a Lady Justice statue be removed from the Supreme Court complex.
The statue of a woman holding a scale and sword in her hands was installed in December outside the court building. The sculpture is wrapped in a sari, a Bangladeshi revision of the usual representation, the Greek goddess Themis blindfolded and clad in a gown.
Islamists oppose idol worship and consider the Lady Justice statue anti-Islamic.
Supporters and sympathizers of the hardline Hefazat-e-Islam group joined the protest in Dhaka’s Baitul Mokarram mosque after Friday’s weekly prayer.
A mass movement across the country would occur if Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government did not meet the protesters’ demand immediately, said Junaid Al Habib, a leader of the Hefazat-e-Islam.
“Bangladesh is a Muslim-majority country, its 92 percent people are Muslims, we cannot accept any idol in front of the Supreme Court,” he said….