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Islamists Damage Giant Rock Buddha
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-11-2007 | Ben Quinn

Posted on 10/10/2007 6:30:46 PM PDT by blam

Islamists damage giant rock Buddha

By Ben Quinn
Last Updated: 2:11am BST 11/10/2007

Islamist radicals in Pakistan have attempted to destroy an ancient carving of Buddha by drilling holes in the rock and filling them with dynamite.

The Buddha is thought to date from the seventh century AD

The 23ft high image was damaged during the attack, which brought back memories of the Taliban's destruction six years ago of the giant Buddhas at Bamiyan, in neighbouring Afghanistan.

The Buddha, in the Swat district of north-west Pakistan, is thought to date from the seventh century AD and was considered the largest in Asia, after the two Bamiyan Buddhas.

The explosion on Monday night damaged the upper part of the rock.

Pakistani troops have stepped up recent operations against militants in the fertile Swat valley, where thousands of locals are in thrall to Mullah Fazlullah, a rabble-rousing cleric who has called for suicide attacks and holy war. Fazlullah's men have continued to wage an offensive against what they deem 'un-Islamic' activity, last week blowing up dozens of music, video and cosmetics stalls at a market.

US intelligence officials claim that al-Qa'eda has also been able to extend its influence to the region from beyond lawless tribal areas of Pakistan.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bamiyan; buddha; giant; godsgravesglyphs; islam; rock

1 posted on 10/10/2007 6:30:49 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Once again, the ‘ROP’ tries to destroy a real religion of peace.


2 posted on 10/10/2007 6:32:28 PM PDT by mnehring ("Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!"- Jim Robinson, Sept, 30, 2007)
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To: mnehrling

islam...the most destructive ideology in history.


3 posted on 10/10/2007 6:37:01 PM PDT by ought-six ("Give me liberty, or give me death!")
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To: mnehrling

islam...the most destructive ideology in history.


4 posted on 10/10/2007 6:37:11 PM PDT by ought-six ("Give me liberty, or give me death!")
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To: blam

Not to worry. Pres. Bush tells us that these people worship the same God as we do.


5 posted on 10/10/2007 6:37:44 PM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: blam

I hate these people


6 posted on 10/10/2007 6:43:13 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: blam

They’d do it to your church or synagogue, too, if they could.


7 posted on 10/10/2007 6:43:28 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: Kolokotronis

“Pres. Bush tells us that these people worship the same God as we do.”

Perhaps he’s being optimistic.


8 posted on 10/10/2007 6:44:47 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: blam

The Taliban did the same thing before being ousted.


9 posted on 10/10/2007 6:45:58 PM PDT by rineaux (Just say NO to taglines)
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To: blam

Islam is an insane murder cult. It even tries to murder the greatest treasures and memories of humanity.


10 posted on 10/10/2007 6:45:59 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: mnehrling
What else do we expect by now. Primitive ignorant savages acting like primitive ignorant savages. Gee whaddasupprise.
11 posted on 10/10/2007 6:46:05 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: popdonnelly
First they came for themselves, with infighting and destroying what they considered imperfect sects.

Then they came for the Hindus.

Then the Jews.

Then the Christian Coptics in Egypt.

Then the Africans.

Then the mystics.

Then the Jews again.

Then the Christians again.

Then the Buddhists.

.. no one is safe, not even other Muslims who disagree on where a period should be located in the Koran.

12 posted on 10/10/2007 6:46:57 PM PDT by mnehring ("Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!"- Jim Robinson, Sept, 30, 2007)
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To: blam

From folks that worship a rock (hejaz), why would they destroy another rock? After all, rocks are rocks.


13 posted on 10/10/2007 6:49:16 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: blam

ISLAM the worst invention of humans


14 posted on 10/10/2007 6:50:24 PM PDT by pwatson
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To: blam

15 posted on 10/10/2007 6:59:06 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: ought-six

After all, boys will be boys. What would they do with all their free time, as it were, if it were not for their penchant for blowing things up, cutting off heads, destroying the religious symbols of others and generally raising hell.

Of course, they could spend all this miscreant energy pursuing gainful employment, prospering and generally making something of themselves, however, boys will be boys.

Ragheads, got’a love’m. ;-)


16 posted on 10/10/2007 7:02:11 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: TigersEye
These b@stards destroy everything they can.
17 posted on 10/10/2007 7:17:42 PM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah & Muslims ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: popdonnelly
They’d do it to your church or synagogue, too, if they could.

With the faithful in it.

18 posted on 10/10/2007 7:20:39 PM PDT by poindexter
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To: wideminded

Hail to the sultan!


19 posted on 10/10/2007 7:31:33 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: blam

Stupid savages. Of course it’s a religion that espouses peace and enlightenment so it has to go.


20 posted on 10/10/2007 7:37:45 PM PDT by Shaun_MD ("Republic of Texas")
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To: blam

This is what will happen to Chartres, Notre Dame, Saint Peter’s, the Sistine Chapel, etc., in 10 years. Not to mention all the Rembrandts, Van Goghs, etc., etc.


21 posted on 10/10/2007 7:51:13 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: blam

Is-Lame is truly a primitive, regressive culture that plumbs the worst depths if the human soul.

Reading the history of Is-Lame is like reading a bad Roger Corman script. But I repeat myself.


23 posted on 10/10/2007 8:15:23 PM PDT by Carbonado
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To: blam
Saudi Arabia: confiscates your bible at airport, throws it in a garbage can IN FRONT OF EVERYONE

USA: Public schools have Ramadan-simulation days, study the Koran, Universities pay for footbaths for muslim kids..

TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION

24 posted on 10/10/2007 8:25:49 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: yeehah

http://youtube.com/watch?v=iFgZBAcKcQA


26 posted on 10/10/2007 9:29:31 PM PDT by HungryRahul ( believe this sh*T)
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