A recent CBS video revealed that the original plans for the Statue of Liberty involved a Muslim woman.
The report comes during President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration, and the left’s insistence on deeming it a ‘Muslim ban.’
According to the report, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the french sculptor that designed the Statue of Liberty, originally planned to represent an Egyptian peasant. According to historians, the statue was originally called ‘Egypt Carrying the Light to Asia.’
The first sketch of the statue. Photo credit: FILE
The CBS report says that the sculptor was unable to sell his idea to Egypt, so he took it to America and changed the statue from a Muslim woman in Arab peasant garb. to a Roman Goddess of Liberty.
The glaring issue with this report is that the only credible source seems to be unnamed “researchers.” In 2015, the Smithsonian published a similar story, but still left much to be desired in terms of factual evidence. A quick look at the comment section of the Smithsonian article reveals that the majority of the reader’s do not believe the story and have scrutinized the facts.
Those on Twitter also questioned the legitimacy of the CBS story.
@rebeccaballhaus On CBS? The same org that's running a fake story re: original Statue of Liberty was meant 2b Muslim woman? Sounds legit.
— VOCRadio w Rob & Doc (@VOCRadioRobDoc) February 5, 2017
— James Earl Cash (@JamesEarlCash77) February 5, 2017
LATEST LIBERAL LIE: Statue of Liberty is Modeled After Cloaked Muslim Woman https://t.co/s6JLYbnvFx
— Deploribles Oh Baby (@MoberlyG) February 5, 2017
Watch the original CBS report below.