Skip to comments.Islamic Salafists Destroy Ancient Morocco Carvings: NGO (Carvings Date Back 8,000 Years)
Posted on 10/18/2012 8:17:56 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Salafists destroy ancient Morocco carvings: NGO
RABAT Stone carvings in Morocco's High Atlas mountains dating back more than 8,000 years and depicting the sun as a pagan divinity have been destroyed by Salafists, a local rights group said on Wednesday.
"These stone carvings of the sun are more than 8,000 years old. They were destroyed several days ago," Aboubakr Anghir, a member of the Amazigh (Berber) League for Human Rights, told AFP.
"One of the carvings, called 'the plaque of the sun,' predates the arrival of the Phoenicians in Morocco," Anghir said.
"It lies in a well-known archaeological site in the Yakour plain south of Marrakesh, 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Mount Toubkal."
"There are several Salafist groups active in the region and it's not the first time these pre-Islamic sites have been attacked. We have sent a message to the ministry of culture, but have not yet received a reply," he added.
Salafists, Muslims who adhere to a hardline Sunni interpretation of Islam similar to that practised in Saudi Arabia, which strictly prohibits "idolatry," have enjoyed a surge in strength in Arab Spring countries, benefiting from wider freedom.
Late on Monday, one of Tunisia's main Sufi mausoleums was burned down in an overnight arson attack, seemingly the latest in a spate of attacks on unorthodox Sufi shrines by the country's increasingly assertive Salafists.
In northern Mali, which is close to Morocco, radical Islamists have destroyed ancient World Heritage shrines they consider idolatrous since seizing control of the region earlier this year.
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If only about three people in the world can tell the rel from the fake, then what does it matter? Crappy paintings are just that, crappy paintings, that hundreds of people can duplicate so accurately that you have to use scientific dating to even pretend you know which is which.
Islam is not optimal.
They are defective.
The pyramids had smooth sides until the Muslims invaded Egypt.
It is right in there with the Taliban shelling ancient Buddas..
Islam started no earlier than 632AD. There was no allah before mohammad. Secondly, the armies of mohammad forced his form of a religion on countries he conquered.
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Humanity needs to remove the muslims in self-defense.
Fixed it for you, dear.
A link to our shared humanity is destroyed.
A link to our shared humanity is destroyed.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
One of the ideals that I cherish is our Military and our leadership when we're under fire.
We know how and when to use Nuclear Weapons - we've done it before!
Many millions, perhaps tens-of-millions, of moslems will have to die, before islam decides to become civilized.
The Russians and the Chinese, and even the Germans and Japanese, achieved civilization.
The moslems refuse it, to their future dismay, for I believe that after the USA gets the next '9-11' X10, and we will, we will decide to destroy the death-cult that is islam. .............................................. FRegards
P.S.:North and South Waziristan should have been made radioactive in 2001.
Not precisely what I had in mind but not unthinkable.
What I had in mind was more of what Vlad the Impaler did to repel the Ottoman Turk Muslim invaders in the 15th Century.
The Muslims believe in conversion by force even though their book says the opposite. But lets be real. Their book says if the unbeliever is asked to convert and he refuses the Muslim is obligated to kill the unbeliever. I consider that force.
If Muslims are willing to use force of arms to convert us to be Muslims I consider that forceful rejection of that force to be moral war. Lets face it we are at war with a loosely organized Muslim nation. What the Muslim believers call the Caliphate.
A great portion of these Muslim warriors are financed by Iran. So it is my opinion that we cause by any means possible the fall of the Iranian government. The economic sanctions are in some fashion working but this is insufficient considering the stakes. We need military intervention to end the Iranian support of terrorist activity and an end to their belligerent nuclear development.
The Muslim expansionist respect only overwhelming force so we must repel them with overwhelming military force.
Getting back to Vlad the Implaler; the terrorist intend to use terror to bend us to their will, I suggest that we return the favor. I think that Vlads success with the Muslim invader may be the model to follow. You dont argue with success.
Getting back to Vlad the Impaler; the terrorist intended to use terror to bend us to their will, I suggest that we return the favor. I think that Vlads success with the Muslim invader may be the model to follow. You dont argue with success..."
True enough - Vlad did have a way with assholes, and I agree that he was quite effective.
I guess I still believe in the WW-II solution to adamant enemies. We gave them Hamburg and Dresden, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and they learned that surrender was preferable to extinction.
If we remove Mecca and Medina, and do some serious damage in and around Tehran, the object-lesson would be given, and the moslems would have a chance to reflect on their future, or lack thereof.
There IS something to be said for pole-sitting, but there are just so damn many of the mohammedists now, that we might run out of lumber.
And North+South Waziristan should still be designated as an International above and below ground, Nuclear test range! Nothing should ever grow there ............................................... FRegards