UK: Town Gets Hideous Giant Sculpture Showing Woman in Hijab

Why does everything have to be so ugly?

Even if you were going to build a statue of a woman in a hijab in Britain, why would it need to be this ugly?

Doesn’t this just cause even more resentment?

Like, if it was a traditional statue that looked nice, maybe people would be like “ah, okay.” But when it’s a brutal eyesore, it’s going to increase hostility towards Moslems.


A new sculpture, believed to be the first of its kind in the world, has been designed to celebrate women who wear hijabs.

The artwork, called Strength of the Hijab, was designed by Luke Perry and will be installed in the Smethwick area of the West Midlands in October.

It is believed to be the first sculpture of a woman wearing the traditional Muslim head covering.

The sculpture is five metres (16ft) tall and weighs about a tonne.

It was commissioned by Legacy West Midlands, a registered charity which celebrates the heritage of post-war migrant communities in Birmingham.

Mr Perry said: “The Strength of the Hijab is a piece which represents women who wear hijabs of the Islamic faith, and it’s really there because it’s such an underrepresented part of our community, but such an important one.

“They need visibility, it’s so important, so working with the community to come up with the designs has been really exciting because we didn’t know what it was going to look like until now.”

Luke Perry

Mr Perry has previously designed the Black British History is British History sculpture, alongside Canaan Brown, which was installed in Winson Green in May.

That piece was defaced shortly after it was installed. But while Mr Perry acknowledged the new sculpture could be “controversial”, he said it was important to represent everyone who lived in the UK.

This is how you make money as a white male, apparently.

You beg the Moslems for acceptance.

It doesn’t require skills.

Same place, 4 years ago