Sunday, March 1, 2015
Bamian Buddha Destruction - Anniversary
Fourteen years ago, on March 1, 2001 the Taliban began the destruction of the two famous Buddha statues at Bamian. Mullah Muhammad Omar, leader of the Afghan Taleban movement, ordered the destruction of all statues and non-Islamic shrines in late February 2001. Thomas Ruttig and Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analyst Network (AAN) look back into history and share the story on how it happened. Read "An attempt to wipe out history": The destruction of the Bamian Buddha colossi in 2001", AAN, March 1, 2015.