Yesterday morning an Egyptian mujahid was shot by police in the vicinity of the Louvre when he attacked them with a machete. He was carrying paint bombs in his backpack, and it seems likely that he intended to do damage to works of art in the famous museum.
Sandra Solomon is an apostate from Islam who grew up in Saudi Arabia and now lives in Canada. Last night Vlad Tepes interviewed Ms. Solomon about the basis under the shariah for the destruction of works of art. According to Islamic Law — derived from the sayings of Mohammed — any work of art that represents animals or human beings is a form of idolatry, and is therefore haram, or forbidden. In Arabic such practices are referred to as shirk, or polytheism — the placing of entities alongside Allah as objects of worship. You and I, who patronize such art, are known as mushrikun, or polytheists.
Ms. Solomon also makes a point of reminding Muslims that if they have a painting, drawing, or photo in their houses — even a picture of their children — they are guilty of shirk, and according to Mohammed will go to hell for it: