his Islamic war on the past was well documented in Afghanistan with the blowing up of the ancient Buddhas.
It is also occurring under the cover of civic improvement in Mecca and Medina, with Saudi Wahhabi tearing down century old Sufi buildings because they offended the current puritanism of Wahhabi tastes. Saudi officials are even waging war on archeology.
The West may be inadvertently helping spread the Wahhabi Winter in places like Syria.
Timbuktu is full of architectural treasures. Now ignorant jihadi rebels under the direction of Al Qaeda are engaged in destroying mosques and mausoleums they disapprove of in Mali. The Islamists are especially focused on attacking anything they deem involving idolatry, especially if it is Sufi related. This destruction is being called a war crime.
Let’s just call these Muslims what they are: barbarian savages.