Thursday, February 24, 2005

It is time to rescue Islam from the Talibani Courts in Mogadishu
By Bashir Goth-
When the Taliban zealots destroyed the 5th century statues of Buddha in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, in March 2001 the world watched with derision and disgust at the barbarism of such primitive hordes but did nothing to stop them. It took a human and civilizational tragedy of Sept11 to make the world realize how unstopped evil could spillover even to distant lands in today’s global world.

When Nazis in Germany ordered the burning of books in May 1933, it was only a handful of intellectuals and few newspapers that could see through the fog of history the oncoming disaster predicted a long way back by the German Jewish poet Heinrich Heine in his prophetic statement “ where one burns books, one will soon burn people.” It was the bibliocaust as described then by the Time magazine that was a prelude to the Jewish holocaust that followed for which
the memory of Auschwitz stands as the ugliest crime committed in the name of an ideology. More