It's all in the hand.
August 22, 2008 1:57 AM Subscribe
[pedestrian-filter] According to a news-story in Swedens leading paper, there's a hidden, religious symbol in a ordinary pedestrian sign - a symbol that get's taped over in islamic countries. Calling all pedestrians to verify or falisfy this claim.
posted by Rabarberofficer to Grab Bag (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
According to the article (http://www.svd.se/nyheter/inrikes/artikel_1585911.svd
) the manufacturer of the sign-box for lightning the Walk-sign has explicitly said that the hand is a christian symbol. As such it represents that the "only true way forward is to God and Jesus".
Among the "facts" that followed in the wake of this news-story is that the hand get taped over in islamic countries (where the box gets exported). This would support the claim that the hand indeed is a christian symbol.
So I ask: Has anyone seen a taped over hand at a pedestrian-crossing in a islamic country?
Why would a hand be taped over in a islamic country? Is it prohibited to depict people (as this mefi-question explores
How does a pedestrian-crossing look in a islamic country (or your neigborhood for that matter)?