Government no different to Taliban

The Buddhas of Bamiyan were two monumental statues of standing Buddha from the 6th century, which were carved into a cliff, and were located in the Bamyan valley, Afghanistan.

Guest post:

In wanting to close charter schools, this government is really no different to the Taliban when they blew up the Bamiyan Buddhas.

The Taliban blew them up because the Buddhas “were not part of their ideology”.  This is exactly the same as the situation with the Labour government and Charter schools.  Charter schools are not part of *their* ideology.

Up until 2001, they were the prime example of standing Buddha carvings in the world. They were the most famous cultural landmarks of the region, where UNSECO has listed it as a World Heritage Site, along with the surrounding cultural landscape and archaeological remains of the Bamiyan ValleyBoth of the Buddha statues, sadly in 2001, were dynamited and destroyed by the Taliban, when the Taliban government declared them that they are idols, and confronting the ideology of Islam

Labour just don’t understand what a HUGE deal this is. Closing the charter schools means that they will NEVER, ever again be able to say that they “care about the education of Maori and Pasifika children”.

I think the government is STILL sitting on a report on the charter schools and is refusing to release it.  This is (of course) because the report will paint a glowing picture of the schools.

I *wish* that someone could put in an Official Information request to have that report released.  **That report could SAVE the schools – it is THAT important.**


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