For those who do not already know, Islam teaches that all things, and especially religious artifacts from before the time of Islam, are considered to be “from the time of ignorance” and must be destroyed. Therefore these actions are not isolated incidents, nor are they proxy-targets due to anger or geopolitical forces.
They are in fact part of Islam’s war on history itself, as the Afghan 100 foot Buddha statues and literally thousands of Hindu temples can attest.
Golem Bar, who sent this link, has this to say:
the incident in question is nothing new, as it has occurred many times before, not Just in Israel of course but in any nation that Islam has triumphed, where the local holy sites were destroyed and razed to the ground in order to extinguish the culture and religion of the natives.
However what is endemic in this continued assault on non-Islamic-heritage sights, whether it is in Mali, Afghanistan, the Maldives, Egypt, The Byzantine Empire etc.. is the hypocrisy and deafening silence on the part of the West to condemn these incidents.
When Islamists attempt to erect a skyscraper mosque on the sight of the worst mass murder of American citizens by their fellow co-religionists they are coddled and supported to no end by liberal sycophants and a large portion of Western media, even going so far as to nominate the convicted felon behind the project as a “man of the year”, but noted silence on actions such as these, where is the State Dept and the U.N to condemn this incident? Where is UNESCO? both issue angry and hostile proclamations anytime an Israeli so much as looks the wrong way at a “Palestinian”, yet muted silence is all we hear now
Jewish worshippers visiting the tomb of the biblical patriarch Joseph in the Palestinian-controlled town of Nablus (Shechem) on Wednesday were shocked to find the holy site severely desecrated.
The group of some 2,500 Jewish pilgrims told Israel’s Maariv newspaper that Jewish holy books at the site had been burned, furniture smashed, the smell of urine was abundant, and there was evidence of an effort to burn down the structure.
“Only barbarians would do horrible things like this to such a holy site,” local Jewish leader Gershon Mesika told the newspaper. “Israel can no longer allow its holy places to be freely desecrated.”