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Old 02-27-2015, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Considering how badly they need money, I am now convinced they were replicas. If the museums in Baghdad were looted why wouldn’t the same thing happened in Mosul?
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Old 02-28-2015, 04:37 AM
 
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To you they might look ridiculous but they have a playbook. You see, they are the Islamic State.

"When Muhammad conquered Mecca in 630, he removed and had destroyed the statue of Hubal, along with the other 360 images at the Kaaba, and re-dedicated the structure to Allah.[6]"
How about your ignorance of Muslim Caliphates who ruled for 1400 years from Spain to India and didn't destroy The Pyramids, the sphinx and other monuments that those arrogant -who have nothing to do with Islam or any religion- destroying right now.
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Old 02-28-2015, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Texas
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They want everything of the 10th century but they all drive around in a 2015 Toyota Tundra. Where are they getting all those new trucks anyway?

They're being bankrolled by our "friends" in Saudi and Kuwait.

You know, the ones we rescued from Saddam 14 years ago.
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Old 02-28-2015, 05:58 AM
 
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Exclamation Is Is Is Not:

I don't know. I will never know. I think Is Is is a myth.
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:14 AM
 
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Subhumans that have managed to evolve into bipeds somehow.
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Old 02-28-2015, 11:20 AM
 
Location: in the mountains
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Religions go through corrosive phases when they try to dominate human culture by destroying it. Christians did the same thing 1600 years ago. The only statues we have from antiquity are the ones that were already buried and forgotten at the time. Any time you put religion and government in the same dog cart it is an open invitation to fanaticism.
Christians only did that in response to the Muslim hoards that were taking over the Holy Land, parts of Europe, and North Africa. The Christian effort was a response to control the Muslim's natural inclination to spread Islam everywhere.
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Old 02-28-2015, 11:24 AM
 
Location: in the mountains
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How about your ignorance of Muslim Caliphates who ruled for 1400 years from Spain to India and didn't destroy The Pyramids, the sphinx and other monuments that those arrogant -who have nothing to do with Islam or any religion- destroying right now.
How do you know it wasn't them who destroyed the Sphinx's face, and so many other faces of ancient statues? Do you have any proof it wasn't them?

There's many instances of Muslims destroying ancient statues, so I wouldn't be surprised.

The subject of this thread is so sad. It reminds me of this:
The Bamiyan buddhas who were destroyed in Afghanistan by Muslims. Meet the Guys Who Helped Blow Up the World-Famous Bamiyan Buddhas
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Old 02-28-2015, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Christians only did that in response to the Muslim hoards that were taking over the Holy Land, parts of Europe, and North Africa. The Christian effort was a response to control the Muslim's natural inclination to spread Islam everywhere.
Christians engaged in the destruction and desecration of images of antiquity as soon as they became the official religion of the Roman Empire. The worst period was from the 4th through 7th centuries, when roving Christian mobs smashed statues, burned temples and murdered Pagans.

This does not excuse radical Islamists, it just points out that all religions, including Christianity, are vehicles for evil.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desecration
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Old 02-28-2015, 12:12 PM
 
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How do you know it wasn't them who destroyed the Sphinx's face, and so many other faces of ancient statues? Do you have any proof it wasn't them?

There's many instances of Muslims destroying ancient statues, so I wouldn't be surprised.

The subject of this thread is so sad. It reminds me of this:
The Bamiyan buddhas who were destroyed in Afghanistan by Muslims. Meet the Guys Who Helped Blow Up the World-Famous Bamiyan Buddhas
Nice, so everything was destroyed in the world was by Muslims, like the Mayan Civilization and it's writing that left three manuscripts and destroy the whole writing not Spanish Expedition it was the Muslims!
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Old 02-28-2015, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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It was a French artillery crew that shot the nose off the Sphinx. I don't think you can blame it on their religion, they were just barbarians.
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