Monday, August 27, 2012

Tomb Raider Libyan style

Following the liberation of Libya from the Gaddafi stranglehold  a new 'sport' or hobby has become fashionable over the past few months and reached its climax this weekend.

Historic Muslim landmarks are being wiped out, libraries burnt, tombs desecrated and  mosques demolished and looted. This behaviour is so alien in Libya that people are in shock and the voices trying to stop this organized crime against humanity are outgunned and outnumbered. They epitomize courage, I would have chickened out.

"“I do not know who those bearded men were. We have never seen them before, but they were calling us infidels and every insult you can imagine. It was disgusting.”" [ref]

May God protect Libya and give its people the necessary strength and patience as this is going to be a long haul.

1 comment:

Maya M said...

I was going to ask you to clarify more about those individuals (if it is safe at least to write about them) - who are they, aren't they Muslims, why are they desecrating and destroying mosques and other sites that should be dear to every Muslim? In the light of your more recent posts, I am even more confused - am I right that you suspect these are the same folks that have later acted violently Islamist?