69 million page views

tough job for a taliban

Reader comment on item: Why I Stand with Geert Wilders
in response to reader comment: is it "as a monolithic system incapable of change" ? islamists changing us instead

Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Jan 23, 2010 at 19:09

Myth writes:

" I think it is a straightforward argument that a tradition that survices 1000 years must have some value, good or bad, in it, Does not anyone love his oldest belongings dearly ?"

That no other religion or philospohy does not already have??? Could be Let me know when you find it - but I'm not going to hold my breath waiting.

"As you live in Australia maybe there is not a lot to show to the casual muslim coming your way." Here it is different. I can show any muslim the cathedral in Cologne, it took 800 years to build without modern machinery, still in use, visible from more than 30km distance 150m high. The hardcore islamist would be even more impressed to hear that it survived british and american bombings intact. The taliban would be so impressed they would want to blow it up maybe."

Yes - you are right - we have nothing manmade so old. But after 9/11 guards were posted on Sydney Harbour Bridge as the government incorrectly thought a plane could be flown into it. How the guards were going to stop that was never explained.

Uluru (Ayer's Rock) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uluru
is as sacred to aboriginals as the Bamayan buddhas were to Buddhists. I'd love to watch the frustration on terrorists faces as they try to blow that up.


Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)