Biased BBC’s Alan reports….
|“The BBC trumpets on its frontpage a Greek tragedy for Greece’s historical artifacts…..‘Armed robbers have stolen dozens of artefacts from a museum in Ancient Olympia – the birthplace of the Olympics, Greek officials say.’|
The BBC were delighted, some might say, to report the looting of Iraq’s national museum during the Iraq War….because it showed the inhuman cost of Bush and Blair’s illegal war on Iraq’s and the world’s historical heritage. They weren’t so keen to tell us about this recently:
‘The Maldives’ national museum reopened Tuesday without some of its most valuable exhibits a week after a mob of suspected religious extremists smashed images from the pre-Islamic era of this Indian Ocean archipelago. About 35 exhibits — mostly images of Buddha and Hindu gods — were destroyed….the the attackers did not understand that the museum exhibits were not promoting other religions in this Muslim country.Practicing or preaching any religion other than Islam is prohibited by the Maldives constitution. Last year, a mob destroyed a monument given by Pakistan marking a South Asian summit with an engraved image of the Buddha in it.’
Could it possibly be that someone at the BBC decided that this was not a good reflection on the tenets of Islam….perhaps these were just extremists yet again ‘perverting’ the true glory and vision of the Islamic faith? It could be though that these ‘extremists’ were in fact following the exact teachings of Islam and following in their Prophet’s footsteps…...
‘A good place for a historian of Islam to start would be 629 ad, or Year 8 of the new Muslim calendar, though that had yet to come into being. In that year, 20 armed horsemen, led by Sa’d ibn Zayd, were sent by Muhammad to destroy the statue of Manat, the pagan goddess of fate, at Qudayd, on the road between Mecca and Medina. The tribes had been impressed by the muscularity of the new religion, and Muhammad must have deemed further ideological compromise unnecessary. Sa’d ibn Zayd and his 20 horsemen had arrived to enforce the new monotheism.’
As the BBC tells us itself such a stance towards other religions is the true Islamic attitude…there can be no other God than the Muslim one:
“There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger.”