Muslims in Libya Destroy Cases of Demon Liquor

With the Islamist Ennahda Party winning the elections in Tunisia, we discover that freedom for Tunisians will not include freedom from religion as a human option (and so will not be freedom at all).

And here are Muslim men in Libya repeating the phrase “Allahu Akbar” as they destroy cases of alcohol:

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It puts me in mind of another religiously motivated uprising—the Protestant one in Europe—and the iconoclastic “cleansing” of  Catholic houses of worship in the 16th century. The below woodcut image depicts Calvinists in Geneva gleefully let loose on a Catholic cathedral: 

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And I can’t help but think of Prohibition in the United States.

Whereas blasphemy can be a prelude to thought, iconoclasm is most frequently a prelude to some new form of oppression.

Hat tip for the Libya video: Concerned Christian.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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1 Response to Muslims in Libya Destroy Cases of Demon Liquor

  1. starrman69 says:

    Destroying deomon rum as easily as cutting off the head of an infidel Allah Akbar!!

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