It’s “defiance to barbarians” to build replicas of what they destroyed in a different place? Wouldn’t it be more defiant to the barbarians to uproot them from the land they occupy and combat their ideology wherever it is being spread? Wouldn’t it be more defiant to the barbarians to stop their activities in the United Kingdom itself, instead of pretending that their motivating ideology is other than what it really is, and pretending also that it isn’t held by all too many Muslims in Britain? Wouldn’t it be more defiant to the barbarians to stop the jihad preaching in British mosques and Islamic schools, and to act firmly against Muslim rape gangs, charges of “Islamophobia” be damned? Wouldn’t it be more defiant to the barbarians to stop persecuting those who oppose them?
These kinds of defiance are way beyond modern Dhimmi Britannia. Today’s subjugated Britain can only manage feeble symbolic gestures such as this one.
“Here’s a giant ‘F*** you’ to ISIS,” by Sophia Rosenbaum, New York Post, April 19, 2016 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
A replica of the 2,000-year-old arch destroyed by ISIS in Syria was unveiled Tuesday in London on the start a three-city world tour that includes a stop in New York.
London Mayor Boris Johnson, speaking at the presentation of the 20-foot marble replica of Palmyra’s Arch of Triumph, said the re-creation represents a “defiance to barbarians.”
The 11-ton arch, whose debut was planned to coincide with World Heritage Week, will stay in Trafalgar Square for three days.
“London is a city that shows the power of reconstruction,” said Roger Michael, executive director of the Institute for Digital Archaeology, which built the replica.
“After World War II, the city laid in ruins and the people of London didn’t pause. They said, ‘We’re going to rebuild,’ and they did.”
The $125,000 replica, about two-thirds the size of the original, took two months to construct using 3-D imaging technology that relied on a stockpile of old photos.
Michael said the institute “carefully” chose the three cities the replica would visit, including a stop in Times Square in September and Dubai in October.
“Our hope is that New Yorkers will think about Sept. 11 when they think about Palmyra,” he said.
“You think about average people living in a city and extremists coming in and destroying their buildings and killing their people.”…