November 12, 2007Foreign Affairs

Buddha beheaded

It stood there for 1400 years. And then the Taliban blew it up

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

This post should come with a warning: the images you are about to see are disturbing. It’s one thing to read reports Islamic fundamentalists blowing up cultural treasures, this time in Swat, Pakistan. It’s entirely another too see pictures of it.

Islamic fundamentalists destroy the Buddha of Swat

Culture is capital. It would have generated returns for the people of the region for centuries hence. It’s gone now.

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