Tuesday, April 12, 2016

the Muslims even destroy their own archeological heritage

This small library in Mecca was built to mark the site of the house where the prophet Mohammed was born: now bulldozed by the Saudis.

It's not just ISIS, the Saudi Arabians don't care about historic buildings either: a quote from this article in the Guardian (UK) from a couple of years ago.

“The authorities are trying to destroy anything in Mecca that is associated with the prophet's life,” says Irfan al-Alawi, director of the UK-based Islamic Heritage Research Foundation, who recently returned from a trip to the city. “They have already bulldozed the house of his wife, his grandson and his companion – and now they are coming for his birthplace. And for what? Yet more seven-star hotels.”

Nothing of historic Medina or Mecca is said to remain now.

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