How Would You Protect Important Historical Treasures From Islamic Extremists?
I find it all quite disturbing, and I don't think it's gotten a lot of press. I have often wondered if it would be right for another nation (the U.S.?) to intervene to preserve these important historical sites, pyramids, temples, and other ancient Egyptian sites that the Muslims consider sacreligious. "As if!" you say. "They've tried before and they couldn't do it!" (Though the Sphinx lost a nose. And no, that wasn't Napoleon who did it, either.) However, technology has advanced to the point where destroying pyramids could probably be done, and fanatical Islamists seem eager to give it a try.
Would it be right to intervene to protect these sites that are in danger of being lost? (Ironically, would we discover that some people find more of a cause to protect these antiquities than to protect the people whose lives are similarly endangered by the rise of Islamic extremism?)
How would you propose we preserve the world's important historical and cultural treasures from extremist Islam?