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Who destroyed the Bamiyan Buddha statues of Afganisthan...?

Asked by ranjith nambiar, 17 May '08 05:08 pm
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The two colossal statues of Buddha carved into the sandstone cliffs of Bamiyan, Afghanistan, were demolished by the Taleban on March 2001. The Taleban people was a fundamentalist Islamic militia that has governed most of Aghanistan from 1996 to December 2001.
Against international protests and appeals, the supreme Taleban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar ordered their destruction as part of a campaign to rid the land of all un-Islamic graven images. The leader issued an edict declaring the statues (and therefore the ancient Buddhas) as insulting to Islam. This means that all idolatrous images of humans and animals and all those idols considered by them to be an insult to Islam had to be destroyed.
Taleban leader rejected also a proposal to build a concrete wall in front of the two Buddhas statues instead of their destruction.
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 17 May '08 05:11 pm

 
  
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Wahabi militias, called Talibans.
Answered by A Moin, 17 May '08 07:44 pm

 
  
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Destroyed by Taliban
Answered by rajeev singh, 17 May '08 05:11 pm

 
  
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By sick people who destroy all thats good in this world
Answered by desi, 17 May '08 05:11 pm

 
  
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They were intentionally dynamited and destroyed in 2001 by the Taliban, on orders from leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, after the Taliban government declared that they were "idols" (which are forbidden under Sharia law).
Answered by Seven Wonders, 17 May '08 05:10 pm

 
  
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