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Aug. 25 2009 - 1:05 am | 0 views | 0 recommendations | 0 comments

The Taliban and Statues

In March 2001, alleging that certain ancient statues of the Buddha located in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan province were idolatrous — presumably because they represented the human form and could tempt believers to turn pagan — the Taliban blew them up.

In 1999, when a second Taliban delegation (first one was in 1997), came to the United States to discuss some pipe-line issues with various energy companies, they met with an expert in Afghan issues with whom the Taliban representatives…visited Mt. Rushmore.


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