Borobudur Temple by 22Kartika. Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
In a threat horribly reminiscent of the destruction, by the Taliban, of the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan, ISIS is now threating to destroy the world’s largest Buddhist temple of Borobudur in central Java, Indonesia. Pangea Today reports that –
After releasing the video of the beheading of American photographer James Foley, the Islamic State terrorist group – formerly known as ISIS – has begun psychologically terrorizing Indonesia. The group has pledged to destroy the Borobudur Temple in the country’s Central Java Province, although its motive was not stated in detail. The 1,200-year-old Borobudur temple, which is home to hundreds of Buddhist statues, is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. Indonesia is home to the largest population of Muslims in the world.
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