"Islamic Art"=stolen art

| 10 March, 2012 15:03

"Anger mixed with contempt simmers silently in Iran, Syria or Turkey. It is rarely vented in the international arena, if only because internal political problems make it impossible. In some cases, corruption and the lack of individual freedom needed to expose outrage publicly facilitate the wrecking of monuments. It would take a very courageous man to stand up in Uzbekistan and shout that artifacts, including glazed tile revetments, are dispatched to Western auctions."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/10/arts/10iht-melikian10.html?pagewanted=2&src=recg

 

Ever wonder how the Ishtar Gate came to Berlin? We think of curators of museums, art historians (such as I) are above the nasty games of looting. Think again. The precious pages of religious texts, the Holy Qu'uran, the word of Allah as dictated to Muhammad ripped from their bindings and displayed as discreet "art objects" is purely criminal.

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Janeilso | 25/04/2012, 00:24

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I know this a little off the question but, is there any chance of getting away from where your parents live? I think it may help you meet people and take the pressure off relationships at early stages. Im not suggesting you move the other side of the country, but far enough to get some of your own space and time. I know that if youve a strong family it would seem difficult, and it is, but, it is what people do.My other thought is that you suggest that there is a normal way to meet nice people. There isnt. There are loads of nice people about, they do the same stuff as you: shop, rent videos, go to church/work/school. A lot of my friends are in long-term relationships, all of them met their partner through a mutual friend. Your friends will probably like people like you. You probably like people like you. Ergo, you will probably like your friends friends. Some of them may be boys. One of them may be nice. If not, at least youve had fun with your friends.LOL

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that you have been into many relationships, what am saying is; if you really anticipate thoughts of getting married one day, save yourself. Dont have too much theory, coz you will not enjoy the practical when you get to the real thing (marriege). See, you are already afraid of going into another afair, thinking they are all the same they really are all the same, & when you get about too much, in the end you will find that its not fun anymore. You will not enjoy being married coz you will have all the theory, all the fears and will never be sure of yourself in the long run you will be falling into your own traps. Good luck.My advise would be to take your time, as much time as you can, there is no hurry in these things, eventually, with time, you ll get to know exactly what you want out of a relationshp, & you will get exactly that.