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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Follow-Up

This piece by Aaron Klein really sums up the problem with the rioting in Afghanistan I posted about yesterday. The Muslim double standard when it comes to desecration of religious and holy objects makes it hard to take their fervor seriously. As Rabbi Zevulun Leiberman, whose son Hillel was killed on Erev Yom Kippur during the destruction of Joseph's Tomb by Muslim rioters states, he is "sickened by this Muslim outcry when Muslims have shown the world they don't have any respect for religion whatsoever."

From the article:

Nathan Katz, professor of religion at Florida International University, told WorldNetDaily: "Joseph's tomb is one of many, many examples of a lack of Muslim respect for religious sites and objects, and the silence of Islamic leaders following such desecrations."

He cited the desecration of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem by Palestinian gunmen in April 2002, and the dynamiting of 2,000-year old giant Buddhist statues at Bamian, Afghanistan, by the Taliban regime in March 2001.

"In fact, those statues, destroyed by the Taliban, were first defaced when the Arabs came to Afghanistan in the late seventh and early eighth century. They cut the faces off the statues then. Later, the Taliban completely wrecked them. Like Joseph's Tomb, the Muslims were largely silent."


Hat tip: Town Crier

5 Comments:

Anonymous TTC said...

See my comments on your original post and on dovbears

9:51 AM  
Anonymous solly said...

I totally agree with you. That is the first thing that went through my mind when I heard about this story. It is irrelevant whether newsweek was right or not. The point is that these people have no regard for rligious objects themselves, much less for human life.

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is spot-on.

9:02 AM  
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