Bamiyan Buddha destroyed by the Taliban.
David Engle was shocked, I tells you, SHOCKED, when he saw visitors at the Kansas City Zoo "...rubbing the heads and bellies of two large, smiling statues of Buddha at the entrance to the Tiger Trail area."
Then he started whining about nativity scenes and crosses on public property, idolotry, and his "infuriated" God. He complained to the zoo managament who promised to "...discuss it with our board leadership."
It's a small point lost on Engle, but Buddhists don't worship the Buddha.