I got chills reading this. An absolute travesty for book-lovers, freedom-lovers, human-lovers, everywhere.
2014 is off to a horrible start in Lebanon. The explosion that took place in Beirut yesterday, in the year’s first few days, has been paralleled by another act of terrorism in Lebanon’s northern capital, where extremist gunmen torched the city’s biggest library, Lebanon’s second, burning it to the ground.
They accused the priest running the library, a man who has been fighting to keep that place alive against contractors who worked to dismantle the building in which it resided, of publishing an article that offends Islam. I guess offenses are in the eye of the beholder. In this case, the eyes are for illiterate people who can’t read and who don’t know the value of a book.
This is the supposed article in question:
The country is burning, let’s not worry about a library. A lot of people might say that. But the library in question was a true…
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