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Offline Asteriktos

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How The Mighty Have Fallen
« on: July 09, 2013, 05:41:28 PM »
Timbuktu manuscripts damaged

Islamic radicals destroyed 4,000 ancient manuscripts during their occupation of Timbuktu, according to the findings of a United Nations expert mission.

The damage amounts to about one-tenth of the manuscripts that were being stored in the fabled northern city. The majority of the documents dating back to the 13th century were saved by the devotion of the library’s Malian custodians, who spirited them out of the occupied city in rice sacks, on donkey carts, by motorcycle, by boat and by 4-by-4...

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Re: How The Mighty Have Fallen
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 05:50:41 PM »
Islam. By their fruits you shall know them.
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Re: How The Mighty Have Fallen
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2013, 05:53:45 PM »
Islam Takfiri scum. By their fruits you shall know them.


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Re: How The Mighty Have Fallen
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 06:13:40 PM »

Where's Indiana Jones when you need him?
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Re: How The Mighty Have Fallen
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2013, 08:36:25 PM »
Forgive them for they know not what they do.
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Re: How The Mighty Have Fallen
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2013, 01:23:01 AM »
Islam. By their fruits you shall know them.

They're the perpetual victims though, so it's someone else's fault.

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Re: How The Mighty Have Fallen
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2013, 01:34:51 AM »
Wait...they were mighty at some point?

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Re: How The Mighty Have Fallen
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2013, 08:02:28 AM »
Wait...they were mighty at some point?

Muslims? Far superior to everyone else at one point, yes. But then not all Muslims were superior, and not all Muslims have fallen, so the title is somewhat misleading, as all titles are.

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Re: How The Mighty Have Fallen
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2013, 08:40:37 AM »
Islam. By their fruits you shall know them.
Broad brush, Cyrillic.
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Re: How The Mighty Have Fallen
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2013, 12:01:06 PM »
Wait...they were mighty at some point?

Muslims? Far superior to everyone else at one point, yes. But then not all Muslims were superior, and not all Muslims have fallen, so the title is somewhat misleading, as all titles are.

What about the chinese?
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Re: How The Mighty Have Fallen
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2013, 01:19:23 PM »
Wait...they were mighty at some point?

Muslims? Far superior to everyone else at one point, yes. But then not all Muslims were superior, and not all Muslims have fallen, so the title is somewhat misleading, as all titles are.

What about the chinese?

There's a helluva lot of 'em, eh?  Love the veggie fried rice!!  ;D
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Re: How The Mighty Have Fallen
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2013, 01:43:21 PM »
Wait...they were mighty at some point?

Muslims? Far superior to everyone else at one point, yes. But then not all Muslims were superior, and not all Muslims have fallen, so the title is somewhat misleading, as all titles are.

What about the chinese?

They can build a heck of a wall(s)  :)

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Re: How The Mighty Have Fallen
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2013, 05:53:51 PM »
Religious lunacy, the black hole in nearly every religion,so easy to get sucked into. However, as evidenced by the actions of those  custodians , there is still hope for us yet.
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Re: How The Mighty Have Fallen
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2013, 06:11:35 PM »
The majority of the documents dating back to the 13th century were saved by the devotion of the library’s Malian custodians, who spirited them out of the occupied city in rice sacks, on donkey carts, by motorcycle, by boat and by 4-by-4...

Like the evacuation of the Louvre during WWII, only harder. Mad props.
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Re: How The Mighty Have Fallen
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2013, 06:23:03 PM »
Imagine if somebody did that to a copy of the Koran.