Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Burning Museums and Beating up Young Girls

Those seem to be the favorite pastimes of military police and Salafist mobs in downtown Cairo these days.

Many thanks to Bear for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:


Ex-Dissident said...

Nice to see our tax money being put to good use. This world is insane.

babs said...

What was the point of burning the archives?

Harry the Horrible said...

They burn the archive because, according to the Moslems, either whatever is in the Archives is covered in the Koran, in which case it is redundant, or it is not, in which case it is either unnecessary or blasphemous.
Aren't Moslems wonderful?

Anonymous said...

Point..? Probably making every trace of civilization disappear in an attempt to create "islamic history" like they have been doing since the beginning.

Also a reminder of the British Library vandalism, where a wealthy businessman not so long ago, cut out pages of unique books.

Intellectual terrorism.

Egghead said...

Libraries and museums are way too careless with public treasures.

If any-old-body can show up with a scalpel and meticulously cut the pages out of 400 year old books, then the director of the library or museum should be imprisoned along with the perpetrator.

If you make a law like that, then you will see some better security at libraries and museums....