Thursday, September 30, 2010

How About We Wait to See How This Works Out

How about we wait to see how this works out before we fool around with the Temple Mount and something called the "Holy Basin":-

For 150 years, Hindus and Muslims both claimed a site that is sacred to their religions, which triggered some of the worst rioting in India's history. On Thursday, a court came up with a compromise: Split it.

Both sides said they would appeal...

In advance of the ruling, the government sent hundreds of thousands of police into the streets, arrested more than 10,000 people to keep them from inciting violence, and pushed another 100,000 to sign affidavits saying they would not cause trouble.

The dispute over the religious site in the city of Ayodhya, 350 miles (550 kilometers) east of New Delhi, has been one of the country's most contentious issues. Hindus argued that the Babri Mosque erected there by Muslims in 1528 stood on the site of the birthplace of the Hindu god Rama, and they filed suit in 1950.

In 1992, while the legal case lingered, tens of thousands of Hindu extremists ripped apart the mosque with spades, crowbars and their bare hands as security forces watched. A small tented shrine to Rama now stands on the site. The demolition sparked nationwide riots that killed 2,000 people...

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1 comment:

Christopher Darrin Horn said...

LOL! Reminds me of a similar story I heard somewhere. Something about a baby and two women claiming it. King wanted to split the little one to see who loved the child more, Hmmmmm! Interesting! LOL! Really like reading your blog. Just was introduced to it.

Thank you!