Ed Driscoll

Whahabis and Muslim Monuments

Last month, we quoted Dennis Prager, who said:

As a famous Soviet dissident joke put it: “In the Soviet Union, the future is known; it’s the past which is always changing.”

Melik Kaylan of The Wall Street Journal says the same can be said for the Wahhabi sect of Islam and their disrespect of the Islamic monuments of the past:

In Mecca, in the 1970s, they even tore down the dwelling of Mohammed’s mother. A McDonald’s has replaced it. To many eyes, even the Kaaba’s Great Mosque of Mohammed has been utterly destroyed by total renovation.

Few Muslims dare to say such things publicly, of course, least of all Al-Jazeera correspondents. The monuments, though, or what remains of them, speak volumes.

Read the whole thing.