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Seems to me that wiki is saying that depictions of Mohammed are forbidden within the Sunni tradition. Now, yes, you can argue that depictions are permitted within certain strains of Shi'ite tradition, but that would be a minority within a minority.

In short, well over 95% of muslims (all sunni plus, say, half of shi'ia) think such depictions are blasphemy. And you have to remember that most Sunnis think the Shi'ia are heretics and idolaters anyway, so what they think about those who want to show pictures of Mohammed is gonna be off the scale.

Also, I should point out that it doesn't matter what wiki says, if these people generally believe it is blasphemy to create an image of their Prophet, then it is blasphemous. And we are not in a position to argue, it's their religion so it's their rules.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 at 10:22:58 AM EST
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