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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-15416016

Magicians in Bangladesh are up in arms against a decision to demolish the ancestral home of legendary Indian magician PC Sorcar.
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A worthy cause.
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So they are sporting AK-47's and rocket launchers? Or is it more of a pitch fork and torch kind of thing?
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Most of these guys are probably Muslims, Magnus, and might not appreciate that image . . . just saying.
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Why would Muslims be offended by a statue of Vishnu?
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On 2011-10-25 13:12, Salguod Nairb wrote:
Why would Muslims be offended by a statue of Vishnu?


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On 2011-10-25 13:12, Salguod Nairb wrote:
Why would Muslims be offended by a statue of Vishnu?


Taliban notwithstanding.
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I don't blame them for being up in arms about that. Too many historic places are torn down anymore for too many stupid reasons. Humans just can't leave much of anything alone anymore.
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On 2011-10-25 13:28, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
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On 2011-10-25 13:12, Salguod Nairb wrote:
Why would Muslims be offended by a statue of Vishnu?


Taliban notwithstanding.


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On 2011-10-25 13:28, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:

Taliban notwithstanding.


So you are saying these Indian Magicians are associated with the Taliban?
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I don't blame them for being up in arms about that. Too many historic places are torn down anymore for too many stupid reasons. Humans just can't leave much of anything alone anymore.


And there lies the unanswered question. Why did they wait until it was scheduled for demolition before trying to save it? From my understanding the building was in poor condition even before they made plans to tear it down. If it is truly a part of history, then why did it ever get to the current condition?
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On 2011-10-25 13:28, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:

Taliban notwithstanding.


So you are saying these Indian Magicians are associated with the Taliban?


No!

The picture was a gag. I thought it was funny. I had no political agenda whatsoever with my post.

I think that you are right in that a stature of Vishnu would be completely inoffensive to the people in question. My Taliban crack was supposed to be sad and mildly funny, as time has softened our reaction to the Taliban's destruction of Hindu images a few decades back. Looks like a failed there too.

Let's just smile at the "up in arms" gag and move on.

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They were Buddhist images. And it wasn't a few decades back, it was in March 2001. The Buddhas of Bamiyan were the single most consequential achievement of Afghan art. As for the effects of time on this singular act of ignorant savagery, you are speaking only for yourself.
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China joins the movement

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My firewall is blocking it. Can you summarize?
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Yes, Woland, they were Buddhist. My mistake. And only 2001? Wow. Memory is a strange thing; I really thought it was from about 1990.

Regardless, my Vishnu image was funny, dammit.
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