Islamic State savages destroy antiquities in Mosul



Any artefact that’s not Islamic is superfluous, idolatrous and blasphemous evidence of ignorance of the one true god, Allah. So it must be destroyed.

ISLAMIC State militants armed with sledgehammers and jackhammers have destroyed priceless ancient artefacts in Iraq’s city of Mosul, a video released by the jihadists yesterday shows.

The destruction sparked widespread alarm, with archaeologists comparing it to the 2001 demolition of the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan by the Taliban.

The UN cultural agency ­demanded an emergency meeting of the Security Council, arguing that heritage protection was an ­integral part of Iraq’s security.

Ooh, I bet they’re scared… [Read more…]

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