Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Taliban who destroyed Buddhas now in Afghan. govt.

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
 
donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:45 PM
Original message
Taliban who destroyed Buddhas now in Afghan. govt.

http://www.suntimes.com/output/terror/cst-nws-afghan19....


Ex-Taliban official elected

A former regional governor who oversaw the destruction of two massive 1,500-year-old Buddha statues during the Taliban's reign was elected to the Afghan parliament last month, officials said Tuesday as results from two provinces were finalized.

-snip-

Mawlawi Mohammed Islam Mohammadi, who was the Taliban's governor of Bamiyan province when the Buddha statues were blown up in March 2001, was chosen to represent the neighboring province of Samangan. Election law did not bar former Taliban officials from participating in the vote.

-snip-

Mohammadi said he should not be held responsible for the destruction of the statues, which the Taliban considered to be idolatrous and anti-Muslim.

''It was not my decision. It was foreigners like Chechens and Arabs with the Taliban who made the decision. They were crazy people,'' he said in a telephone interview, pointing to the influence of foreign Islamic extremists over the hard-line regime.
------------------------

the foreigners did it!

democracy in Afghanistan

is there such a thing as an ex Taliban?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:49 PM
Response to Original message
1. "Rice Wants to Follow Afghan Model in Iraq" see this headline in LBN
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:50 PM
Response to Original message
2. And Condi holding them up as an example
of what Iraq will be like. Idiots.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
enigma000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:01 PM
Response to Original message
3. ex-Taliban ?
I guess I can see that. I mean realistically speaking, we can't just kill or indefinitely imprison ALL of them. Besides, its the Afghanis' country, they should be able to select whomever they want for their parliament.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:09 PM
Response to Reply #3
4. do you think the Afghani people wanted the Buddhas blown up?

nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
enigma000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:28 PM
Response to Reply #4
5. That's a question, I don't have the answer for
But if they didn't want those statues blown up, the good people of Samangan aren't holding a grudge against this ex-Taliban guy.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Aug 30th 2014, 01:53 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC