Skip to comments.Maldives: Islamists Storm National Museum, Destroy Entire Collection of 12th Century Buddhist
Posted on 02/12/2012 11:30:01 AM PST by Nachum
(AFP) At the Maldives National Museum, smashed Buddhist statues are testament to the rise of Islamic extremism and Taliban-style intolerance in a country famous as a laid-back holiday destination.
On Tuesday, as protesters backed by mutinous police toppled president Mohamed Nasheed, a handful of men stormed the Chinese-built museum and destroyed its display of priceless artifacts from the nations pre-Islamic era.
They have effectively erased all evidence of our Buddhist past, a senior museum official told AFP at the now shuttered building in the capital Male, asking not to be named out of fear for his own safety.
We lost all our 12th century statues. They were made of coral stone and limestone. They are very brittle and there is no way we can restore them, he explained.
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Islam has to be the most insecure cult ever. They must destroy anything that does not promote Islam.
“The authorities have banned photography of the damage, conscious that vandalism of this kind which echoes the 2001 destruction of the Bamiyan Buddha statues in Afghanistan by the Taliban is damaging for the nations image.”
Islam is damaging for the nation’s image.
We all know that this is merely an isolated instance trumped up by islamaphobes trying to cover for the terrorist actions committed by Christians and Jews on a daily basis.
The simple solution is to boycott the Maldives and let travel agents know it is because of the terrorists. The economic impact will starve the Islamists out of business.
P.S> The serial "Service Temporarily Unavailable" notices are back.
That's how it's done, and always has been. It's a lesson the good guys need to understand and embrace. Or die.. our pick.
They generally concentrate on anything that, even if for just 5 minutes, once was Islamic... and even if that 5 minute gain was as a result of some injustice they performed, force they applied, and/or killing/maiming they accomplished.
When they attain that, they'll grab the remainder.
Islam is the mother-of-all Occupy movements, with the location to occupy everything that’s not currently theirs.
after 9/11 we should have destroyed them all.
but Bush protected his buddies in Saudi and Egypt....Crony capitalism triumphed
Islam: The cult of death and destruction.
Once the world comes to its senses they will be shot on sight just like any other rabid animal.
Once the world comes to its senses they will be shot on sight just like any other rabid animal.
What a bunch of filthy animals.
islam...the Abomination of Desolation.
That`s what happens when you don`t cage the apes. Cage them or chain them by the neck to something immobile.. then these things won`t happen.
How long until Ron Paul pipes-up to say it’s the natural consequence of our foreign policy of occupation and bombing?
Not just doesn't promote Islam but their Loony brand of Islam.
That's true. I've said before that if Islam succeeds in taking over the world you will see more bloodshed than all past bloodshed when the Islamic factions start fighting each other. Islam does not know how to live in peace.
it’s sort of like here where intolerant christians attack other christians
Can’t we just capsize the Maldives?
All spas, massage parlors shut down in Maldives
Move follows protests by Islamists also seeking ban on alcohol
The Indian Ocean archipelago with 300,000 people and 1,192 tiny coral islands is known for its exquisite resorts.
Some 3,000 people at last week’s protest called on the government to halt what they called “anti-Islamic” activities. Sunni Islam is the official religion in the Maldives and practicing any other faith is forbidden.
The Buddha had more smarts in one of his hair follicles than Mo-Ham-Mad and his followers have demonstrated in the last ~1400 years.
He destroyed all of them.
“but Bush protected his buddies in Saudi and Egypt....Crony capitalism triumphed”
I imagine that G.W. Bush asked himself, “Are we ready for a global religious war with 1.3 billion potential enemy, or is there a safer way.”
Are you ready to declare war on all Islam?
Yes, I know that significant sections of Islam HAVE declared war on everyone else on the planet, including some of their own. Some even long for global chaos in order to hasten the return of the Mahdi.
If YOUR finger is on the trigger, whom will you shoot next? Which weapons will you use?
This will not be an easy war to win. “Nuke ‘em all; let God sort them out” sounds tough, but ain’t gonna work. Think it through.
Just a quick thought...God takes control and Jesus finally sets up his kingdom. What do you think will happen to all of the “historic” temples, idols in museums, big hindu statues....perhaps even icons and images “devoted to Chrisitanity”? From a Christian perspective...do you really think God will let any of that stuff stay around...”for history’s sake” and for the sake of “educational perspective”?
(hint...it’s all gonna be “shaken down” both in the Earth and Heavenly realms...)
I expect that when the fundamental Muslims who now have about 76% of the seats in EGYPT solidify power, the Pyramids and Sphinxes will be targeted for destruction. - Tom
It's not insecurity. It's a tactic. They destroy evidence that anything other than Islam was ever there, and then they lie and say nothing other than Islam was ever there.
They do this in Israel, denying that their mosque was ever the site of Solomon's temple, and saying that Jerusalem is one of Islam's holiest sites.
They do it in other countries where they tear down cathedrals and temples, and build mosques in their places, then deny that other religions were ever there.
It's simply control of information by a totalitarian regime.
You haven’t seen anything yet. Barry Hussein Obama is flooding our country with Muzzies, used the U S military to set up radicals in Libya, helped the Muslim Brotherhood take over Egypt, is doing all he can to overthrow Syria.
The Muslim Brotherhood is sworn to destroy Israel, ever notice Barry does all he can to irritate Israel?
Our first reality show host playing President is sponsored by the Muzzies who want to enslave you and yours. Barry is a raving success destroying America a $Trillion at a time.
Your representatives in Washington have decided to let us vote him out, there will be no messy impeachment foolishness. Clinton proved that would never work.
Religion of Peace alert
You are a fool.
It's only a small island chain...but didn't Obama release a handful of Gitmo prisoners to Bermuda?
Will any of the 'oh so cool and with it' liberals object to this? Waiting, waiting, waiting...
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Thanks Nachum. There are hints of this intolerance in Thor Heyerdahl's book "The Maldive Mystery".
The Buddha was enlightened. These people only want the darkness.
I hate this “religion” more and more. It’s getting worse, like cholera.
These bastards are a menace. They all need to be deported to Arabia and isolated there until they learn to be civilized. Those who refuse to leave the west should be dealt with appropriately.
Just wait til the islamists running Egypt get done with their national museums.
I will tell you what we did, instead, after pearl harbor. we went after the enemy and did not stop until after the enemies of America UNCONDITIONALLY surrendered.
Now...we were not attacked on 9/11 by a single nation, but a religion. A religion, so insidious we have had to fight their advances all through out the middle ages.
Now we are civilized, there will be no Spanish Inquisition, there will not be any great crusades. We know, know we were wrong then, and we will invite and welcome them to live in our Christian nations, and as a matter of fact we will put them first on the list to come here. they can take over all our 7-11s and gas stations and dunkin donuts...and once there are enough of them here, they will declare sharia law and it will be ok for THEM to kill and maim as that is part of their religion.
So we need to welcome more and more of them to our shores to infect America, as Europe has already been infected.
NO, Bwana....I have though it through....it appears that you haven't.
Well, this all but ends the Maldives as a tourist attraction (I almost wrote “Mecca”, but that would simply outrage more Muslims).
200 years from now, I want their children's children's children
to cower and cringe in fear whenever they hear the sounds of jet engines overhead
because their legends tell of fire from the sky.
I want them to hide in dark caves and holes in the earth,
shivering with terror whenever they hear the roar of diesel engines
because the tales of their ancestors talk about metal monsters
crawling over the earth, spitting death and destruction.
I want their mothers to be able to admonish them with
"If you don't behave, the Pale Destroyers will come for you",
and that will be enough to reduce them to quivering obedience.
I want the annihilation to be so complete that their mythology
will tell them of the day of judgment when the stern gods from across the sea
.. the powerful 'Mericans .. destroyed their forefathers' wickedness.
(Original created by BlueLancer ... 13 September 2001)
I worry about the new high tech smart bombs...
during WW2 we did not use smart bombs...lots of dumb bombs to scare the living crap out of the enemy till the sued for peace unconditionally.
except the temple mount to be given back to the Jews and Christians to raze the mosques and return the true edifices
Thank you for a reasoned reply which has contributed greatly to civilized discourse. Perhaps if you have spare time, you can give a few lessons to “Lurker”.
Obviously, the correct response to the assault by Islam on the rest of the world lies somewhere between “Nuke ‘Em All” and that of merely sitting on our hands muttering “Oh My, Oh My what shall we do?”
Problem is NOT that we have not bombed enough targets. Our problem is that we have not identified and shown the spotlight upon the main enemy. That is Islam itself.
This is because our media, academic & political spokesmen do not believe in “Western” (Judeo-Christian) culture. Those who were quickest to demand the removal of prayer & Bible from the schools are also on the forefront of mandating prayer times & places for Islam. They treat Islam as a religion (that is, a system of BELIEFS dealing with God & our response to Him) rather than a system of CONTROL of all aspects of life. Rather than saying “here are the correct BELIEFS” as Christianity & Judaism do, Islam says “Do & Say ALL of these things, or we will kill you.”
If Islam would confine itself to competition in the arena of IDEAS, then the Western notion of religious tolerance could deal with the problem. However, Islam seeks to conquer through the sword and bomb vests. Islam requires all of its adherents to use the language of the Arab conqueror, because it is only concerned with obedience to Sharia.
Contrast this with evangelical Christianity. The term evangelical comes from the Greek word euangelion, meaning the good news or the gospel. Thus, the evangelical faith focuses on the good news of salvation brought to sinners by Jesus Christ. In order that people who are not Christian may hear & understand this Good News, evangelical Christians have committed a lot of time, effort, resources and lives to the translation of the Bible into the local language.
“The Bible continues to be the most translated book in the world. The following numbers are approximations. As of 2005, at least one book of the Bible has been translated into 2,400 of the 6,900 languages listed by SIL, including 680 languages in Africa, followed by 590 in Asia, 420 in Oceania, 420 in Latin America and the Caribbean, 210 in Europe, and 75 in North America. The United Bible Societies are presently assisting in over 600 Bible translation projects. The Bible is available in whole or in part to some 98 percent of the world’s population in a language in which they are fluent.”
Jesus said, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. This is why Christians want to make the Bible available to everyone in a language which speaks to their heart & mind.
In Islam, the Shahada (”There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of God”) serves much the same purpose that the Nazi salute and “Heil Hitler” did in Nazi controlled areas before & during WWII. It identifies one as having submitted to Islam.
“In Arabic, the word Islam means submission or surrender” http://muslimvoices.org/word-islam-meaning/
Christianity is about surrender to God, directly.
Islam is about surrender to Allah THROUGH the governments established by Islam. Islam IS the government.
“What is Islamic Government?
The basis of Islamic government is exclusive adherence to Sharia, or Islamic law. Those holding government posts should have knowledge of Sharia (Islamic jurists are such people), and the country’s ruler should be a faqih who “surpasses all others in knowledge” of Islamic law and justice (p. 59) — known as a marja` — as well as having intelligence and administrative ability.
And while this faqih rules, it might be said that the ruler is actually sharia law itself because, “the law of Islam, divine command, has absolute authority over all individuals and the Islamic government. Everyone, including the Most Noble Messenger [Prophet Muhammad] and his successors, is subject to law and will remain so for all eternity ... “ (p. 56)
“The governance of the faqih” is equivalent to “the appointment of a guardian for a minor.” Just as God established the Prophet Mohammad as the “leader and ruler” of early Muslims, “making obedience to him obligatory, so, too, the fuqaha (plural of faqih) must be leaders and rulers” over Muslims today. (p. 63) While the “spiritual virtues” and “status” of the Prophet and the Imams are greater than those of contemporary faqih, their power is not, because this virtue “does not confer increased governmental powers”. (p. 62)
Islamic government is constitutional, but “not constitutional in the current sense of word, i.e., based on the approval of laws in accordance with the opinion of the majority.” Instead of the customary executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, “in an Islamic government, a simple planning body takes the place of the legislative assembly that is one of the three branches of government” — a legislature being unnecessary because “no one has the right to legislate ... except ... the Divine Legislator” (p. 56).
Islamic government raises revenue “on the basis of the taxes that Islam has established - khums, zakat ... jizya, and kharaj.” (p. 45) This will be plenty because “khums is a huge source of income” (p. 44-5)
Islamic Government will be just but it will also be unsparing with “troublesome” groups that cause “corruption in Muslim society,” and damage “Islam and the Islamic state.” In this regard it will follow the example of the Prophet Muhammad who eliminated the tribe heads of Bani Qurayza, (p. 89) after their murderous treachery.
Islamic government will follow the unflinching courage and rectitude of Imam Ali. His seat of command was simply the corner of a mosque (p. 86); he threatened to have the hand of his daughter cut off if she did not pay back a loan from the treasury (p. 130); and he “lived more frugally than the most impoverished of our students.” (p. 57) Islamic government will follow the “victorious and triumphant” armies of early Muslims who set “out from the mosque to go into battle” and “fear only God,” (p. 131) and follow the Quranic command “Prepare against them whatever force you can muster and horses tethered” (8:60). In fact, “if the form of government willed by Islam were to come into being, none of the governments now existing in the world would be able to resist it; they would all capitulate” (p. 122)”
This will not be an easy war to win. Nuke em all; let God sort them out sounds tough, but aint gonna work. Think it through.
Nuke em all is the ONLY strategy that will win. As long as one moslem or copy of the koran exists the war is not over. They are commanded to conquer and anslve or kill us all.
If we ever expect our children to live on this world we need to eradicate the plgue of islam. The same way that the Israelites destroyed the people's that lived in the promised land. Kill every man, woman and child, let no licing thing survive. Once the moslems are no more, then we can rest.
(BTW, I have no problem with killing moslems wherever they happen to be. Nuking Dearborn Michigan is not a problem as long as we give the non moslems a week or so to evacuate).
Bluelancer's photo essay talks about their children's children's children. He is wrong, They should have no surviving children at all.