Friday, January 26, 2007


Here's a poignant illustration of the Buddhist philosophy that what comes around, goes around: assailant gunned down an Afghan lawmaker who, under the former Taliban regime, oversaw the destruction of two Buddha statues carved into a cliff.

Maulavi Mohammed Islam Mohammadi, who was the Taliban's governor of Bamiyan province when the fifth-century Buddha statues were blown up with dynamite and artillery in March 2001, was killed on his way to Friday prayers in Kabul, said Zulmai Khan, Kabul's deputy police chief.
Talk about suffering for art! I'd hate to be around when this guy gets reincarnated.
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