Monday, August 06, 2012

Islam the Destroyer

From USA Today 22 March of 2001:

Why the Taliban are destroying Buddhas
"In Afghanistan recently, supreme Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar issued an edict against un-Islamic graven images, which means all idolatrous images of humans and animals. As a result, the Taliban are destroying all ancient sculptures. Explosives, tanks, and anti-aircraft weapons blew apart two colossal images of the Buddha in Bamiyan Province, 230 kilometers (150 miles) from the capital of Kabul."

From Frontpage Magazine July 2012:

Calls to Destroy Egypt’s Great Pyramids Begin
"According to several reports in the Arabic media, prominent Muslim clerics have begun to call for the demolition of Egypt’s Great Pyramids—or, in the words of Saudi Sheikh Ali bin Said al-Rabi‘i, those “symbols of paganism,” which Egypt’s Salafi party has long planned to cover with wax. Most recently, Bahrain’s “Sheikh of Sunni Sheikhs” and President of National Unity, Abd al-Latif al-Mahmoud, called on Egypt’s new president, Muhammad Morsi, to “destroy the Pyramids and accomplish what the Sahabi Amr bin al-As could not.”

I know this is Un-PC, but sometimes it makes me sick that Americans are dying for these people...

1 comment:

Mark said...

The irony is that the empty space here is a more profound representation of the Buddha than the original statue.
Who knew the Taliban were conceptual artists.