After last week’s thwarted Islamic attack on the Louvre, it’s only a matter of time. The Louvre jihad was not some random act of a sudden jihad syndrome “extremist” or lone wolf. The Louvre attacker’s brother is a police officer; his father is retired police general. And another brother is a high-ranking official in a state institution. This indicates how deeply embedded jihadis are in French (and other Western) societies. No doubt the attacker and his family were all deemed to be “moderate.” Yet look how long and carefully they were planning jihad massacres.
Western museums are key targets in the jihad against the West. The Louvre jihadi was shouting “Allahu akbar” – Arabic for “Allah is greater” — and had paint bombs in his backpack.
“It is the purpose of Islam to destroy all art because it is Jahiliyyah” explains Dr. Bll Warner. The attacker intended to damage or destroy some of the priceless works of art that are exhibited in the most renowned art museum in the world. His intent was to destroy the finest art of Western civilization.
Why art? Art that involves animals or humans is forbidden in the Sharia. Art is the work of Kafirs and is part of jahiliyya (civilization of ignorance). Islam annihilates a civilization piece by piece and leaves nothing of its native roots. Civilizational jihad destroys the very cultural history of every nation it comes into contact with.
We see the jihadist annihilation of museums and ancient architecture for the same reason. This civilizational war has been this way for 1400 years.
For those who study the Islamic theology and law, the attempt is no surprise. Islam mandates the destruction of art and other artifacts created by infidels, because they represent the jahiliyyah, the “time of ignorance” before Mohammed brought the word of Allah to his disciples.
UK Museums Put on ISIS Alert: Report
London: Museums and galleries across the UK have stepped up security amid fears of a possible bomb attack by the Islamic State terror group, a media report said on Sunday. London’s National Gallery and British Museum are among the leading institutions that have banned visitors from ringing in large pieces of luggage and are now routinely screening all other bags fearing bombs hidden in bags being used by terrorists, ‘The Sunday Times’ reports.
Fears about a possible attack on a “soft target” have led anti-terrorism police to invite museum and gallery officials to training seminars for venues with big crowds, such as sports stadiums and shopping centres. There is no intelligence indicating a specific threat, the newspaper claims. The National Gallery in central London, which has in the past been highlighted as a potential target in an ISIS film, became the latest cultural venue to upgrade security just over a fortnight ago..
Signs say that suitcases and items of large luggage are now banned, while all other bags are checked at desks inside by security guards. The gallery, which attracts around 6 million visitors a year, adds on its website: “All items left in the cloakrooms may be searched in the interests of safety and security.”
Restrictions on bag size are also in operation at The Lowry arts complex in Salford, Greater Manchester.
The website states: “In line with advice received from our security advisers, additional security measures are in place. We kindly ask that patrons refrain from bringing large bags to the venue and that they arrive in plenty of time in order for any potential security checks to take place.” Other sites with luggage restrictions include the Museum of Liverpool and St Paul’s Cathedral in London, as well as the British Museum, although the latter claims this is due, in part, to space constraints. Visitors to the British Museum are now guided through crowd-control barriers and airport-style signs list prohibited items. The museum said: “We continue to take advice from a number of departments and agencies, including the Metropolitan police.”