Experts Call for Preservation of Osama Compound for 'Sake of History'

It’s time for a shrine.

Pakistani family members leave the area after viewing the walled compound of a house, seen in background, where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was caught and killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on Thursday, May 5, 2011. The residents of Abbottabad, Pakistan, seem to be confused and suspicious about the killing of Osama bin Laden by a U.S. military force, which took place in their midst before dawn on Monday. (AP/Anjum Naveed)

Historians called for the preservation of the Osama Bin Laden compound in Abbottabad today for the “sake of history.”
Dawn reported:

The reported plan of government to demolish the now famous compound in Abbottabad, where Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was eliminated in a US forces raid, will be a sort of disservice to history, as a known historian and expert suggests that the building should be preserved for the sake of history.

The sprawling walled compound, where the world`s most wanted and controversial character stayed, will most probably go down in the history as a common heritage for the mankind.

“You can`t change your history by demolishing buildings,” known historian Dr Mubarak Ali told Dawn while opposing the proposed demolition plan of the Osama compound. He said that some places became famous either because of their architecture or by some events, and such places should be preserved.

“Germans have preserved Hitler period torture cells and Germans have learnt from their history,” Dr Ali observed.

Media has started quoting unnamed officials that the two-storey building would be demolished. The compound situated in Thanda Choa area of lower-middle class population has been the centre of worldwide attention after US Navy Seals carried out a swift midnight operation on Monday last.

Agreed. And leave the filth for all of his supporters to wade through.

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