NYC: Giant sculpture proclaiming “There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet” goes up at Ground Zero

This statue representing Saudi Arabia is just one of 20 nations featured in artist Laurence Jenkell’s ‘Candy of Nations.’

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Said Jenkell: “Given the unique and justified sensitivities surrounding the World Trade Center, it came to my mind to propose to remove the sculpture showcasing the flag of Saudi Arabia, or relocate it to a less sensitive location. But there is no way I can do such a thing as the flag of Saudi Arabia is entirely part of the G20 just like any other candy flag of this Candy Nations show.”

City officials should move it. Would a giant sculpture containing Shinto inscriptions be put up at Pearl Harbor? But nothing will be done about this. To move it would be “Islamophobic,” and the de Blasio administration would rather have its teeth pulled out with rusty pliers than do anything that might even give the appearance of “Islamophobia.”

A sculpture celebrating Saudi Arabia’s place in the G20 Summit was erected on the World Trade Center grounds last week, a stone’s throw away from the 9/11 memorial.

Shaped to resemble a piece of candy, the nine-foot-tall statue bears the Kingdom’s emerald flag emblazoned with the Arabic inscription, “There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is the prophet.” It was created by French sculptor Laurence Jenkell in 2011 as part of the larger installation “Candy Nations” which depicts G20 countries as sugary delights….

“I first created flag candy sculptures to celebrate mankind on an international level and pay tribute to People of the entire world,” Jenkell told Observer in a statement. “Given the unique and justified sensitivities surrounding the World Trade Center, it came to my mind to propose to remove the sculpture showcasing the flag of Saudi Arabia, or relocate it to a less sensitive location. But there is no way I can do such a thing as the flag of Saudi Arabia is entirely part of the G20 just like any other candy flag of this Candy Nations show.”

The installation was curated and installed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey….

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16 Responses to NYC: Giant sculpture proclaiming “There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet” goes up at Ground Zero

  1. czarowniczy says:

    Shoulda been a lollypop instead of a wrapped candy as so many followers are suckers.

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  2. lovely says:

    Disgusting. I hope someone blows it up.

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  3. czarowniczy says:

    Hey, Jenkell, if you were looking for alternate NYC site for it might I suggest the Fresh Kills Landfill. Might be a more fitting sight for name alone.

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  4. jeans2nd says:

    Future generations will look back on us and judge us harshly.
    As they should. imo

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  5. Where to start. Is Islam now part of the New York identity. Why is a Saudi Arabian symbol part of the World Trade Centre identity. Is there a Christian or Jewish identity here. I’m just asking. God Bless New York.

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  6. TOG&C says:

    As a commentator said on another site: We allow Confederate statues to be torn & taken down, so why doesn’t a NYFD truck (draped in a 9/11 flag) drag that down and then have another NYC truck put it in a dumpster.

    How many other of these sculptures have a religious conversion prayer on them?

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  7. Doesn’t Hamas distribute candy when an Israeli is killed by a terrorist. Is that significant here. Is this a middle finger salute to New Yorkers from Saudi Arabia.

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