Kinder Taliban Runs Tours of the Buddhas They Blew Up

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The Taliban’s destruction of the Bamiyan Buddha statues in early 2001 shocked the world.

Now that they’re back, they want a kinder, nicer image. So they are running the site with the two holes where Buddhas stood as a tourist attraction, NBC News reported.

For around $5, curious visitors can wander around and take photos of the giant holes in the cliff face where the ancient Buddha statues once stood.

Under a white Taliban flag, soldiers man a booth and write out admission tickets.

Sidiq Ullah, who is a supporter of the militant group, came to see the historic site this week with friends from Kandahar.

“I was young when these were destroyed, about 7 years old, and since then it has been a dream to come and see what happened here,” he said.

“I’m happy it was destroyed. I’m here to see the ruins actually.”


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D3F1ANT
D3F1ANT
10 months ago

As time passes its amazing how much more similar Democrat tactics become to tyranical organizations like the taliban and the Nazis. Destroying history and censoring language itself in order to control thought…punishing Wrongthink by destroying a citizen’s livelihood and ability to function in a community. Usurping the education system to indoctrinate the youth. Pretty chilling stuff.

Attack Skateboard Squad
Attack Skateboard Squad
10 months ago

I miss the “offensive” tshirt of a Haji doing skateboard vertical tricks with palm trees and camels parked by the ramp and the caption, Muslim High School, my kid is the bomb. (racist!)