Bamiyan Comes to Japan

The lunacy of Multiculturalism has never infected Japan, so it’s a surprise to find a TV report about an incident of culturally enriched vandalism there. It’s also interesting that NHK, the Japanese state broadcaster, makes no mention of JIM when discussing the destruction of statues of the Buddha by a Saudi grad student:

Al Ahram has a report on the incident:

Saudi destroys Buddha statues in Japan and gets arrested: Japan news

ANN news television network in Japan reported on Wednesday that a Saudi man destroyed three 300 years’ old Buddha statues in Senso-Ji temple in Tokyo.

Senso-Ji temple is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Taito, and Tokyo. And the temple is considered Tokyo’s oldest temple, and one of its most significant.

The Saudi citizen, who was arrested by Tokyo Police department, is currently being investigated for reasons behind his action.

The incident caught the attention of moderate Muslims, and therefore a hash tag was trending on twitter #saudi-destroyed-statues-in-Japan, Saudis condemned the actions of the Saudi citizen, saying he should respect other’s beliefs and religions.

And the text report from NHK:

Saudi Arabian vandalizes temple statues

A Saudi Arabian man has been arrested for vandalizing Buddhist statues at a temple in downtown Tokyo.

Police say they received an emergency call about a foreigner behaved violently at the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Taito Ward at around midnight on Wednesday.

They say officers who rushed to the scene found 4 Buddhist statues lying broken on the ground.

Police say they questioned a 31-year-old Saudi Arabian graduate school student nearby, and the man admitted that he had destroyed the statues.

The vandalism involved 3 stone statues measuring 60 to 100 centimeters tall and a 200-centimeter tall bronze one that was made about 300 years ago.

It has been designated as the ward’s significant cultural property.

Police say the man told them that he has conducted similar vandalism at another temple.

Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.

8 thoughts on “Bamiyan Comes to Japan

  1. Japan says to Saudi Arabia, that will be 100 billion Yen or he gets a samurai sword up his wazoo.

  2. He was just doing what his religion required him to do. A harsh prison sentence might discourage others. I hear Japanese prisons are tough.

  3. What a [person of extremely low intelligence] that guy is. Why [in tarnation] is he in Japan if he doesn’t respect the Buddhist and Shintoist people there. At least Japan allows other religions to exist, unlike Saudi Arabia.

  4. Make no excuse for this man for it ill encourage hundreds others. He represents a thought that is narrow, jaded, full of hatred, intolerance, idiotic but dangerous, fundamentalist and sick. In his country heads are cut for slightest of suspicion of disrespect to Prophet or Allah or the Holy Quran and here he has vandalized statues that signifies peace, harmony and compassion.

    Japan should ask Saudi Govt and the Grand Imam what punishment befits him or whether he should be tried and meted punishment under their Shariah law

  5. Someone commented on another site, “Japan should sue the Saudi government at least 10 million dollars for damage and desecration, and forbid that particular student from returning there, and they (Japan) should also demand a formal apology.” I agree, and if the Saudi government refuses to pay and apologzie, then all Saudi citizens should be forbidden from going to Japanfor the time being.

  6. What is “the man’s” name. How come everywhere on the Internet he is referred to as “the man”??? And, why are we never shown a picture? Surely we can be given a name and shown a picture? I can’t understand this at all. Why is no one ever shown in connection with this story? we get pictures of statues on the floor, we are told that a Saudi man has been arrested, but no name is ever given, and no picture is ever printed. What is goiong on people???

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