Thursday, August 15, 2013

Islamists Attack The Library of Alexandria

Burning of the Library of Alexandria by John Martin

In addition to the attacks against the Copts, their churches, businesses, and property; Egyptians were aghast at attempts by the Islamists to break into the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) in Alexandria and set it on fire.

The BA security and staff confronted the assailants in the courtyard, and there was an exchange of gunfire.

According to Khaled Azab, the BA’s media manager, the conference hall was plundered, and a number of acquisitions went missing. The glass façade was shattered.

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"History is full of people who out of fear, or ignorance, or lust for power have destroyed knowledge of immeasurable value which truly belongs to us all. We must not let it happen again."  
-- Carl Sagan  (referring to the loss of the Library at Alexandria). 1988. Cosmos.