Muslim hardliners smashes Buddhist statues in national museum

From People of Shambhala.
On the same day as the Maldives President resigned, after a coup by police, Islamic hardliners burst into the national museum and smashed Buddhist statues.

Police spokesman Ahmed Shiyam told police that “A mob entered the museum yesterday (Tuesday). They smashed many statues. This included some statues of Buddha,” reports Al Arabiya News.

Former President, Mohamed Nasheed, blamed the attack on… read more. 

6 Replies to “Muslim hardliners smashes Buddhist statues in national museum”

  1. I wonder what the Dems will say if the Pyramids, Sphinx, and other antiquities in Egypt come to the same fate? (I won’t feel vindicated. It will be further tragedy.)

  2. joy52: according to Fjordman, the pyramids already underwent a muslim attack. I quote from one of his essays:

    “Muslims are at best indifferent towards non-Muslim cultures, past or present, at worst actively hostile to them. Saladin, the twelfth century general loved by Muslims for his victories against the Crusaders, is renowned even in Western history for his supposedly tolerant nature. Very few seem to remember that his son Al-Aziz Uthman, who was presumably influenced by his father’s religious convictions, tried to demolish the Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt, only three years after his father’s death in 1193. The reason why we can still visit them today is because the task at hand was so big that he eventually gave up the attempt. He did, however, manage to inflict visible damage to Menkaure’s Pyramid, the smallest of the three large pyramids at Giza. It is tempting to view this as a continuation of his father’s Jihad against non-Muslims:

    “When king Al-Aziz Othman, son of [Saladin] succeeded his father, he let himself be persuaded by some people from his Court, who were devoid of good sense, to demolish the pyramids. One started with the red pyramid, which is the third of the great pyramids, and the smallest….They brought there a large number of workmen from all around, and supported them at great cost. They stayed there for eight whole months…This happened in the year 593 [i.e. 1196 AD].” (transl. SACY, Description de l’Egypte IX, 468)

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