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Iran confiscates Buddha statues from shops
Associated Press ^ | Feb 17, 2013 4:23 AM EST

Posted on 02/17/2013 8:12:05 PM PST by Olog-hai

An Iranian newspaper is reporting that government authorities are confiscating Buddha statues from shops in Tehran to stop the promotion of Buddhism in the country. …

Iran has long fought against items, such as Barbie dolls and Simpsons cartoon characters, to defuse Western influence, but this appears to be the first time that Iranian authorities are showing an opposition to symbols from the East. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: buddha; buddhas; buddhastatues; buddhism; iran; rop

1 posted on 02/17/2013 8:12:15 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Heaven forbid a religion of peace supplant a death cult of pieces.


2 posted on 02/17/2013 8:25:07 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Olog-hai

Confucius say man who take away Buddha statue rub tummy wrong way


3 posted on 02/17/2013 8:29:28 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Marchione.)
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To: Olog-hai; TigersEye

Islam, the religion of peace.


4 posted on 02/17/2013 8:52:19 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Candor7

Bad karma! LOL


5 posted on 02/17/2013 8:55:54 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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Thanks Olog-hai.

Buddha statue from 6th c found in Viking hoard in Helgo, Sweden
Biblical Archaeology Review | March/April 2005 | “Worldwide” editor
Posted on 04/26/2005 11:26:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1391864/posts?page=9#9


6 posted on 02/18/2013 12:09:02 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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