This is coolbert:
In some quarters this particular newly unveiled statue has raised hackles? Thanks to the BBC, coverage of a temporary exhibit in London, a statue dedicated to "Blacksmith". Genghis Khan!
"Genghis Khan sculpture unveiled at Marble Arch"
"The 16ft tall bronze statue will be at Marble Arch until September"
"A bronze sculpture of Mongolian warrior Genghis Khan has been unveiled at Marble Arch in central London."
"The 16ft tall (5m) statue captures the legendary leader wearing Mongolian armour on his steed."
ONLY temporary! Genghis that one man in the history of the world having the most living descendants! Sixteen million reputedly from all the wives and concubines. Genghis is reported with regard to happiness as having said:
"The greatest happiness is to scatter your enemy, to drive them before you, to see his cities reduced to ashes, to see those who love him shrouded in tears and to gather into your bosom his wives and daughters."
The Mongol tribesmen and those rulers in those generations following Genghis conquering and in many cases destroying irrevocably so societies many time more populace, many times much more so wealthier possessing technology much more advanced the societal development of which at a much more so higher level! MUCH MORE SO!
The Caliphate of Baghdad at the time of destruction by those Mongol forces under Hulagu the MOST ADVANCED AND POWERFUL SOCIETY ON THE PLANET!! Destroyed, again, irrevocably, the population of that area of the world [now Iraq] not recovering for a period of seven hundred years!!
It should also be noted that it was said of Mongol rule: "a maiden could walk naked from one end of the Empire to the other with a pot of gold on her head and do so unmolested!!"