Medieval Mohammed Cartoon

Mohammed with feathers on body and tail of fish

(Islam versusEurope) Mohammed caricatures aren’t new. This one dates from 1141-1143. Depicting Mohammed with feathers on his body and the tail of a fish, it appeared in the first Latin edition of the Koran, the translation having been supervised by Peter the Venerable, abbot of Cluny.
The book exists in the collection of the National Library of France. This image was featured in an exhibition in 2005. No one seemed to be offended. Maybe Muslims aren’t much for museum-going.


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