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.