The wonders of the Muslim world that my children will never get to see

More often than not, my most memorable travel experiences happened in Muslim countries. I can’t see the same happening in a generation’s time

I celebrated Eid in a sandy bay in Sri Lanka, watching from the warm, shallow sea as gaggles of local Muslims in holiday mood sauntered past to congregate at the public end of the beach about half a mile away. Since they looked so much more colourful, picturesque and exotic than the tourists in the security-guarded enclave where I was, I thought I’d wander down to take a few snaps.

  • Dana Garcia

    “Wonders of the Muslim world” is a phrase I never expected to see. But then I’m not an aficionado of extreme, hostile diversity.

  • ThomasB

    The comments were interesting: Spectator readers, at least, seem to be have little appreciation for Islam and its wonderful cultural contributions to the world. Which include …. well, I’ll have to get back to you on that.

    (Actually, one commenter mentioned that the “wonders” of the Muslim world (such as the Pyramids or Petra, etc., simply happened to be physically situated in muslim controlled territory – territory that Islam had seized by force, of course.)

    • Cat-astrophe

      All that wonderful stuff is on Islamic books to be destroyed.
      None of it was built by Muslims. The only thing they would let stand for eternity is “Mecca”. But that’s only if the Shiites don’t come out on top.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Sri Lanka is mostly Buddhist.