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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Mar 8, 2015 at 17:14

Dr. Pipes

I want to bring toy your attention this segment from "On The Media" on NPR and yes it is the usual left wing view of Da'ish and islam and here is the segment

http://www.onthemedia.org/story/on-the-rocks

And readers can listen to the pod cast and in short they tell us listeners what is the big deal about the "claim" that members were destroying antiquities in Mosul and Nimrud after all we should just not talk about it just like we should not watch the da'ish videos where victims were being burned of beheaded. And no I'm not kidding. Then we are told that what was destroyed were plaster replicas so what is the big deal. And we hear a lecture about Islam and iconoclasm and that Muslims were very enlightened towards the historical artifacts in the countries the Arabs invaded after all how come we still have the pyramids to this day!

Well the answer here is simple and this is made very clear by Salafists that the invading Arabs did not destroy these historical artifacts because they did not have weapons that could have destroyed the likes of the pyramids

Amazing nonsense

Now enter the so called professor Elliott Colla who is a prof of Arabic literature so he is neither a theologian or a historian but that did not stop him from dishing out his flawed opinion

http://www.elliottcolla.com/blog

So the good prof tells us that and I'm paraphrasing that idols in Islam are OK which is not true. The problem with the islamic historical tradition one can find" The Yes and The No and the may be and the only Allahu A3lam to just about any issue and as an example here; male circumcision you will not find it in the Qur'an and is it as Islamic as it can get but the shocking truth here is there are also Muslims that believe that it is not Islamic (no I'm not kidding) and as usual in Islam and as usual in Islam who come it is not mentioned in the Qur'an the answer is Allahu A3lam

And common sense would dictate that why would members of da;ish destroy these antiquities unless there are traditions in the Islamic historical tradition that tell Muslims to destroy "idols" and there are plenty of traditions

When the prof was taken to task for his flawed article he ran away telling readers that he will not engage with those readers that are anti-Islam!

What a disaster this man is a Prof who should be open to listen to even ideas that he does not agree with

Here is the article

http://www.elliottcolla.com/blog/

But again this is what happens when our universities get money from places like Qatar and Saudi Arabia

As for "on the Media"? No one should spend his hard earned money to support the left in the media

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