Saturday, February 16

Ignorance is bliss, lets blow up libraries!

I wrote an essay on the educational levels in Saudi Arabia but in that there was mention of a World Bank study on the educational levels in the Arab world generally. Education is generally the only way to get out of the mire of poverty and fundamentalism, but then, here we go, instead of improving knowledge, these foul animals and pond life go about blowing up libraries. Truly cannibals, they eat their own young and more importantly, they are eating their own future. Infidels? Welcome to Gaza.

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Militants bomb Gaza YMCA library

YMCA staff inspect the damage done to their library (15 February 2008) Gunmen have attacked the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in Gaza City and blown up its library, burning thousands of books, its director says.

Eissa Saba said 14 men overpowered the centre's two security guards before placing bombs in the library and main office. The latter did not explode.

The guards said the gunmen had asked them why they worked for "infidels".

Gaza, which is controlled by the Islamist group Hamas, is home to 3,500 Christians, mostly Greek Orthodox.

A number of Christian and other institutions regarded by Muslim extremists as un-Islamic have been targeted by armed gangs over the past two years in the coastal territory, the BBC's Katya Adler in Jerusalem says.

So far no-one has claimed responsibility for the attack, which has been condemned by all the main Palestinian factions.

Hamas, which ousted the rival Fatah movement from the territory in June, has said it is looking into Friday's incident.

The YMCA in Gaza City is a social institution open to Palestinians from all communities.

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