Moslems are guided by the Koran and the actions of their founder and greatest man Muhammad, to eradicate all places of importance for the Infidel. See here. This is a partial List of Moslem destruction of Infidel temples, statues, monuments, shrines and buildings of importance in the West and India. It puts a lie to the oft-stated claim by the cultural Marxists that Moslems 'respect' other faiths. Islamic liturgy specifically commands Moslems to destroy non Islamic idols, temples, shrines and places or buildings which emit non-Moslem power.
The Moslem mauseoleum or Taj Mahal, was a converted Hindu shrine, its new Moslem architecture paid for by an endless Jihad against the Hindus. Some 50 to 100 million Hindus and Buddhists were killed by the Moslems in India or enslaved. The above link gives a partial list of the Hindu shrines which were eradicated by the loving moon cult of Mecca.
“Hundreds of medieval muslim historians who flourished in India and elsewhere in the world of Islam, have written detailed accounts of what their heroes did in various parts of the extensive Hindu homeland as they were invaded one after another. It is alear from the literary evidence collected alone that all Muslim rulers destroyed or desecrated Hindu temples whenever and whereever they could. Archeological evidence from various Muslim monuments, particularly mosques and dargahs, not only confirms the literary evidence but also adds the names of some Muslim rulers whom Muslim historians have failed to credit with this pious performance.”
As Islam expanded abodes of Christian worship declined. The Moslems consciously sought to both humiliate the Christians [through the Dhimma contract] and impose Moslem buildings over those of the conquered Christian subjects. In some cases the Moslems simply demolished Christian buildings. In other cases they would build a Moslem center which overshadowed that of the Christian, or they would convert the Infidel shrine into a Moslem.
The Church of St. John
After the Muslim conquest of 634, The Church of St. John in Damascus, Syria, was converted into a mosque. The current Grand Mosque of Damascus was built in its place sometime between 706 and 715. There still remains a shrine within the mosque which contains the head of John the Baptist.
Destroyed in 1009 AD by the Moslem caliph Hakim. It was a primary factor in motivating Western Catholics to launch the Crusades. The destruction of this Christian shrine was accompanied by a vicious persecution of non-Moslem Dhimmis throughout the caliphate.
The Hagia Sophia
The Hagia Sophia (Church of the Holy Wisdom) in Istanbul, Turkey, was an Eastern Orthodox church built under the supervision of Byzantine Emperor, Justinian, during the years 532-537 AD, until Constantinople was conquered by the Muslim Turks and the Christian church converted into the Ayasofya Mosque in 1453 AD. This 6thcentury Byzantine church was used over a thousand years later as a model for many of the Ottoman mosques; including the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (completed 1616 AD), the ?ehzade Mosque (completed 1548 AD), the Süleymaniye Mosque (completed 1557 AD), the Rüstem Pasha Mosque (completed 1563 AD), and the K?l?ç Ali Pa?a Mosque (completed 1580 AD). It remains as a museum today.
The Pantokrator Monastery in Istanbul, Turkey, was looted and converted into the Zeyrek Djami mosque after Constantinople was conquered by the Turks in 1453. The city itself was also looted, its citizens were either slaughtered or enslaved.
Various Shrines in Spain and France
Some 100 important buildings, shrines and Churches were either converted or destroyed by Moslems from 710 AD to 1492 AD. The carnage was spread north from Gibraltar to Tours France, and east to Gall Switzerland.
The St. Sophia Cathedral (Nicosia/Cyprus) was converted into the Selimiye Mosque in 1570.
The St. Nicholas Cathedral in Famagusta, Cyprus, was built between the 13th and 14th century AD. In August of 1571, Famagusta was conquered by the Ottoman Turks and the cathedral converted into the Lala Mustafa Pasha mosque, named after Vizier Lala Mustafa Pasha, the conquerer of Cyprus. Lala Mustafa Pasha had General and Governor Marcantonio Bragadin tortured to death after capitulisation of Famagusta. His officers were also killed.
The church of St Ambrose in the Agios Amvrosios, in the Kyrenia district of Cyprus after the murder or ethnic cleansing of Agios Amvrosios of every inhabitant by the the Turkish Army in 1974.
The Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem was built on top of the roof of the once-Christian St. Mary basilica on the Temple Mount. This structure was where the sacred Jewish Temple had formerly existed, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. "Analysis of wooden beams and panels removed from the building during renovations in the 1930s shows they are made from Cedar of Lebanon and Cyprus. Radiocarbon dating indicates a large range of ages, some as old as 9th century BC, showing that some of the wood had previously been used in older buildings."
In October of 2000, Arabs (called now Palestinians) destroyed the Tomb of Joseph in Shechem (Nablus) and afterwards tried to convert it into a mosque. "Within hours, Joseph's Tomb was reduced to a smoldering heap of rubble. Within two days, as an Associated Press dispatch reported, "the dome of the tomb was painted green and bulldozers were seen clearing the surrounding area," as the Palestinian Arabs sought to transform the biblical Joseph's resting place into a Moslem holy site.”
Patterns like facts, are stubborn things. Islam has a long history of destroying its enemies and their important buildings and monuments. This is because Allah is uber-alles, and any form of non-Allah worship is a 'sin'. Ergo non Islamic buildings have to be torn down, or converted to the moon cult's purpose, which is of course world domination:
002:022 Who has made the earth a resting place for you, and the sky as a canopy, and sent down water (rain) from the sky and brought forth therewith fruits as a provision for you. Then do not set up rivals unto Allah (in worship) while you know (that He Alone has the right to be worshipped).
002:165 And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allah as rivals (to Allah). They love them as they love Allah. But those who believe, love Allah more (than anything else). If only, those who do wrong could see, when they will see the torment, that all power belongs to Allah and that Allah is Severe in punishment.
The above injunctions are rather clear.