Muslim assailants burn priceless, decades-old Orthodox Christian library in north Lebanon

by 1389 on January 10, 2014

in 1389 (blog admin), censorship, Islamic terrorism, mob violence, Orthodox Christianity, Shari'a

Pure savagery.

AFP has the story:

Two-thirds of some 80,000 books and manuscripts housed there were destroyed
January 4, 2014

Burned Orthodox Christian library in Tripoli, North Lebanon
A Lebanese soldier stands guard, on January 4, 2014 in north Lebanon’s city of Tripoli, outside a decades-old library owned by a Greek Orthodox priest that was torched after “a pamphlet was discovered inside one of the books that was insulting to Islam and the prophet Mohammad” said a source, who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity.
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Tripoli: A decades-old library owned by a Greek Orthodox priest in north Lebanon’s Sunni majority city of Tripoli was torched late on Friday, a day after a sectarian scuffle, a security source said.

“Unknown assailants torched the Saeh Library in Tripoli, destroying two thirds of some 80,000 books and manuscripts housed there,” said the source, who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity.

Civil Defence teams were deployed to put out the fire, “but there are fears that more books were damaged by the water used to try and put out the flames,” he added.

The attack came a day after “a pamphlet was discovered inside one of the books at the library that was insulting to Islam and the Prophet Mohammad [PBUH],” said the source.

“After that, the library owner, Father Ebrahim Surouj, met with Islamic leaders in Tripoli. It became clear the priest had nothing to do with the pamphlet, and a demonstration that had been planned in protest over the incident was called off,” said the source.

“Then on Friday night, the library was torched,” he added.

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1 lwesson January 10, 2014 at 3:42 pm

The LEFT has gone out of it’s way to obfuscate what happened per The Great Library of Alexandria and the lovely Muslims. Some years ago I got into a massive tangle with some Leftists who screamed bloody murder about my linking the burning of that library to the charming Muslims. Go figure. Why so serious? :roll:

To set their heads completely on fire, I cheered The Crusades! That all of this disagreement was on a large forum, had them furious. In the end, they looked like the Marxist fools that they are. Anything to put an end to Europeans, to The West, will do. Muslim takeover is just another tool to use.

2 rami January 12, 2014 at 12:48 am

The Christians do not realize that if they do not wake up and fight this will be the end of Christianity.
Enough to give the other cheek and die!!!

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