The mooslim Barbarians Want to Destroy All History of All People Except Theirs – Could Egypt Be Next?
Islamists armed with Kalashnikovs and pick-axes have destroyed the centuries-old mausoleums of saints in the Unesco-listed city of Timbuktu in front of shocked locals, witnesses say.
The attack by the al-Qaida-linked Ansar Dine group came days after Unesco placed Timbuktu on its list of heritage sites in danger and will recall the 2001 dynamiting by the Taliban of two sixth-century statues of Buddha carved into a cliff in Bamiyan in central Afghanistan.
“They are armed and have surrounded the sites with pick-up trucks. The population is just looking on helplessly,” said a local journalist, Yeya Tandina.
Tandina and other witnesses said Ansar Dine had already destroyed the mausoleums of three local saints – Sidi Mahmoud, Sidi el-Mokhtar and Alfa Moya – and at least seven tombs.
“The mausoleum doesn’t exist any more and the cemetery is as bare as a soccer pitch,” a local teacher, Abdoulaye Boulahi, said of the Mahmoud burial place.
“There’s about 30 of them breaking everything up with pick-axes and hoes. They’ve put their Kalashnikovs down by their side. These are shocking scenes for the people in Timbuktu,” said Boulahi.
Ansar Dine backs strict sharia law, and considers the shrines of the local Sufi version of Islam to be idolatrous. Sufi shrines have also been attacked by hardline Salafists in Egypt and Libya in the past year.
Locals said the attackers had threatened to destroy all of the 16 main mausoleum sites….
Unlike the Buddist sites, these are Muslim ones, but that doesn’t alter the fact that this incident means that, with the assension of the Muslim Brotherhood to power in Egypt, the antiquities of Ancient Egypt are in grave danger. It, of course, goes without saying that any structures sacred to the Christian Faiths are in the gravest peril.
Any group that would destroy the sacred structures of their brothers in a faith, would have no hesitation reducing the symbols sacred to ‘evil’ Infidels to rubble.
Any one who believes you can deal with people who do this kind of thing is either a foolish and total ignoramus, or a Nihilist.
How long will the Pyramids Of Giza last with the Barbarians in control of them?
From Bob at The Camp of The Saints: http://thecampofthesaints.org/