It has raised the ire of many Australian leaders including Prime Minister John Howard who described it as "gratuitously offensive".
BUT--Surprise! Muslim leaders are not taking offense to the Blessed Virgin Mary donning a burka.
"...Australian Federation of Islamic Councils president Ikebal Patel said the statue was "not at all offensive", because both the Virgin Mary and Jesus were revered figures in Islam.
"So [Mary wearing a burqa is] no different to how our mothers and sisters are expected to be modest in their dressing," he said.
On the other hand, Mr Patel said he was affronted by the image of bin Laden's face blending into that of Jesus, who is deemed a prophet in Islam.
"You have a revered prophet of Islam being equated to Read More...