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Maldives: Islamists Storm National Museum, Destroy Entire Collection of 12th Century Buddhist
Weasel Zippers ^ | 2/12/12 | zip

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 nation’s 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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: buddhism; buddhist; culture; godsgravesglyphs; islamists; maldives; museums; statues
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To: Nachum

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.

41 posted on 02/12/2012 10:30:58 PM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: Vaquero

42 posted on 02/12/2012 10:31:25 PM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Rebelbase

Just wait til the islamists running Egypt get done with their national museums.

43 posted on 02/12/2012 10:45:00 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: BwanaNdege
hindsight being 2020....there are lots of possible scenarios and theories of what we shoulda/woulda/coulda done after 9/11.

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 appears that you haven't.

44 posted on 02/13/2012 4:10:27 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Nachum

Well, this all but ends the Maldives as a tourist attraction (I almost wrote “Mecca”, but that would simply outrage more Muslims).

45 posted on 02/13/2012 4:20:34 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Vaquero
"...after 9/11 we should have destroyed them all."

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)

46 posted on 02/13/2012 4:38:12 AM PST by BlueLancer (KOMEN PINK: The color of the water in the basin after Pilate finished washing his hands)
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To: BlueLancer

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.

47 posted on 02/13/2012 4:43:27 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Fresh Wind
Mecca and madina should have been turned into a glazed parking lot....and any other shrines of pisslam.

except the temple mount to be given back to the Jews and Christians to raze the mosques and return the true edifices

48 posted on 02/13/2012 4:50:16 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

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”

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[13] 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).[14]

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)”

49 posted on 02/13/2012 7:32:11 AM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: BwanaNdege
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.

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.

50 posted on 02/13/2012 7:43:02 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: VanDeKoik

I understand the police have pictures of the vandals leaving driving Amish horse buggies...

51 posted on 02/13/2012 7:46:03 AM PST by pabianice (")
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53 posted on 02/13/2012 12:39:30 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: Nachum; TigersEye

Has the battle of the Kaliyuga begun already?

54 posted on 02/13/2012 12:48:06 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..
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To: Lurker; BwanaNdege; TigersEye

The fact is that IF the Buddhist nations go to war on Islam, then Muslims will be slaughtered by the tens of thousands.It will begin in Thailand.

Now why does Freeper BwanaNgege say that we will not war on 1.3 billion Muslims? We will war on Islam, because they are theocratic fascists, and have a fascist approach in common with Barrak Obama.

Read :

You bet we Americans will fight them, and because we have no choice. Free people will never submit to the wages of Islam, submitting to a darkness unparalleled in human history.Let Islam feel the heat of our lead and the sharp edges of the bayonets of freedom.And may Barrak Hussein Obama suffer the death of a usurper in the process.

55 posted on 02/13/2012 12:56:43 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..
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To: Nachum

“I will stand with the Muslims” then Seanotr Hussine.

56 posted on 02/13/2012 3:24:51 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Candor7
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 nation’s image.

I don't blame them for wanting to hide what happened. Everyone involved in destroying the Bamiyan Buddhas is dead now. Unfortunately for the Maldivian vandals the energy involved doesn't require publicity to identify and find them. No person formed a plan to retaliate against the bombers of Bamiyan because of what they did to the statues. The ones who did it directed that energy at themselves and by their own actions and intentions designed the form of it.

57 posted on 02/13/2012 3:34:35 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: BwanaNdege
“Nuke ‘em all; let God sort them out” sounds tough, but ain’t gonna work. Think it through.

You're right.

We need to deploy testicle-eating nanobots which are activated by the sounds of "Allahu akbar!" vibrating through the host's body.

58 posted on 02/13/2012 3:36:21 PM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: TigersEye

Agreed. There will be a few dozen floaters off shore the Maldives. Why do humans curse themselves so?

The Maldives are now lost to the Kaliyuga. Thats the sad result, they now are under a pall of the Setting Sun, and they go without a whimper into that darkness.

59 posted on 02/13/2012 5:05:20 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..
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To: BwanaNdege

Good post.

While I do believe that Islam must ultimately be conquered, I do not believe that just starting a wholesale slaughter of masses of muslims is the way to go about it. It is the ideology that must be conquered first. First discredit the religion as false and convert them en mass to Christianity. Then proceed to exterminate the die-hards with extreme prejudice.

60 posted on 02/13/2012 5:15:18 PM PST by Ramius (.)
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