While the scholars still debate over who destroyed the ancient Library of Alexandria, modern events continue to mock them. If only their “enlightened” eyes could see, it would be obvious that wherever Islam goes, destruction is His companion. But, western “intellectuals” can’t be bothered with reality.
Very little outcry was heard when the Taliban destroyed the ancient Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan. For many non-Buddhists, it may very well have seemed to be a trivial event. However, in an age dominated by the secular media, which espouses the near sacred virtues of multiculturalism, one could have expected a loud expression of outrage. But, it didn’t happen because the media rarely criticizes Islam on any level.
The fanatical Taliban destroyed two standing Buddhas which were sculpted out of a sandstone rock cliff by Buddhist monks in the 6th century. These historical artifacts were older than Islam. They were a testimony to man’s ancient, artistic, engineering abilities. Now they’re gone.
Why? On March 13th, 2001, Afghan Foreign Minister, Wakil Ahmad Mutawakel said, “We are destroying the statues in accordance with Islamic law and it is purely a religious issue”. It’s the same reason they use for destroying churches and synagogues, and for slaughtering Christians, Jews and other infidels. It’s nothing personal.
The tragic Christmas Eve and Christmas Day church bombings in Nigeria come to mind. The jihadis in Nigeria won’t stop until they take over Nigeria or someone stops them. And, the loss of life is infinitely more deplorable than the destruction of ancient artifacts. This ungodly slaughter and destruction has gone on in one country after another for over 1400 years now. Two million people have lost their lives in Sudan in the past 50 years and jihad continues in Sudan, Tunisia, Nigeria, Libya, Somalia, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Israel, and all around the world. Individuals and entire cultures are perishing.
On December 17, 2011, whether by accident or on purpose, a Muslim mob destroyed the Institute of Egypt, founded by Napoleon in 1798. Maintained for the purpose of advancing scientific research, it contained around 192,000 books and documents from as far back as the 1500s. Now, it’s gone.
For those of us who wondered how the Alexandrian Library could have perished and why no one stopped it, now we know because we see.
And, now the Salifist Islamists have bigger targets. They actually want to make the pyramids disappear! It’s beyond my comprehension.
Can you imagine the pyramids and the sphinx covered in wax? (Wouldn’t that melt in the sun? :-) Egyptian tour guides aren’t too happy about the Islamic Salifist’s desire to remove or hide Egypt’s ancient pyramids and other artifacts. Why else would one visit Egypt?
“Anger was directed at Abdel Moneim Al-Shahat, who is highly popular among Egypt’s Salafis and who has questioned the moral integrity of priceless ancient statues that dot the country.
Al-Shahat, who failed to win a seat in an electoral run off this week, denied the statues should be smashed, but suggested they could be covered with wax. “People would be able to see through wax,” he told Dream Television.
His comments aroused painful memories of Afghanistan’s hardline Taliban, which blew up two monumental Buddha statues in Bamiyan in 2001, arguing the pre-Islamic art was idolatrous.”
|By Marwa Awad and Crispian Balmer / Reuters||December 9, 2011, 4:41 pm|
The foundational teachings of a society matter. Beliefs manifest in actions. Even the most secularized nations of the West still benefit from the Judeo-Christian teachings its society was based on. Faith, hope and love undergird us and the greatest of these is Love! We believe in the future. We long for peace. We desire to be a blessing to all the peoples of the world.
“Put away your sword,” Jesus told (Peter) him. “Those who use the sword will die by the sword.” (Matthew 26:52)
Although Gandhi was a great man, his peaceful methods didn’t make the British leave India. Jesus, through their Christianized response to Gandhi, did.
People in western societies who never open the Bible are shaped to some degree by the Christian values that have permeated the West for over 2000 years now.
In contrast, one sees the Islamized societies based on the Koranic teachings of conquest. “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.” Koran 2:216
There is no peace within Muslim countries or between them and the rest of the world. Beliefs matter. That’s why Islam and destruction go hand in hand.