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ISIS Iconoclasm

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ISIS militants destroying man's past in a museum in Mossul.
Three-thousand-year-old statues are shattered.


ISIS thugs take a hammer to civilisation: Priceless 3,000-year-old artworks smashed to pieces in minutes as militants destroy Mosul museum
  • Extremists used power drills and sledgehammers to smash ancient items
  • They wrecked a series of 3,000-year-old statues at museum in Mosul, Iraq
  • One vandal says items being destroyed because they promoted idolatry
  • Comes after thugs destroyed thousands of books at Mosul Public Library

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Islamic State thugs have destroyed a collection of priceless statues and sculptures in Iraq dating back thousands of years.
Extremists used sledgehammers and power drills to smash ancient artwork as they rampaged through a museum in the northern city of Mosul.
Video footage shows a group of bearded men in the Nineveh Museum using tools to wreck 3,000-year-old statues after pushing them over.

One of the items, depicting a winged-bull Assyrian protective deity, dates back to the 9th century B.C.
A man shown in the video said the items were being destroyed because they promoted idolatry.
'The Prophet ordered us to get rid of statues and relics, and his companions did the same when they conquered countries after him,' the unidentified man said.

The articles destroyed appeared to come from an antiquities museum in the northern city of Mosul, which was overrun by Islamic State last June, a former employee at the museum told Reuters.
The extremist group has destroyed a number of shrines - including Muslim holy sites - in a bid to eliminate what it views as heresy.
Militants are also believed to have sold ancient artwork on the black market in order to finance their bloody campaign across the region.

The video bore the logo of the ISIS group's media arm and was posted on a Twitter account used by the group.
Yesterday it was revealed how terrorists had blown up the Mosul Public Library, sending 10,000 books and more than 700 rare manuscripts up in flames.
Leading members of Mosul society reportedly tried to stop the fanatics destroying the building, but failed.
The director of the library, Ghanim al-Ta'an, said that the extremists used homemade bombs in the attack, which took place on Sunday.
He told Middle Eastern website Geran: 'ISIS militants bombed the Mosul Public Library. They used improvised explosive devices.'
Presumed destroyed are the Central Library's collection of Iraqi newspapers dating to the early 20th century, maps and books from the Ottoman Empire and book collections contributed by around 100 of Mosul's establishment families.



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Large segments of the priceless winged-bull Assyrian protective deity are hurled to the ground as militants smash it to pieces

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Militant uses a power tool to destroy a winged-bull Assyrian protective deity at the Ninevah Museum in Mosul, Iraq. The statue dates back to the 9th century B.C.

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A man shown in the video said the items were being destroyed because they promoted idolatry

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Extremists used sledgehammers and power drills to smash ancient artifacts at a museum in the northern city of Mosul

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Iraqis look at books on al-Mutanabi Street, home to the city's book market in central Baghdad. Iraq is home to a great many culturally significant books and manuscripts


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Old 02-26-2015, 01:32 PM
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Re: ISIS Iconoclasm

Sorry, I did not abide by the rules and did not copypaste a story.
Unfortunately my tablet does not allow me to copypaste long texts...
You might want to click on the following link to read the story on dailymail.co.uk:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...raq-video.html

Thanks for your pardon!

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Fixed it, mate!

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Re: ISIS Iconoclasm

reminds me of when they blew up those huge buddha statues.

also, let's remember something else: Boko Haram...the name means: "Western" or "non-Islamic" education is a sin. these folks (as with most religious extremists) are enemies of reason. ideas....they can be dangerous shit.

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reminds me of when they blew up those huge buddha statues.

also, let's remember something else: Boko Haram...the name means: "Western" or "non-Islamic" education is a sin. these folks (as with most religious extremists) are enemies of reason. ideas....they can be dangerous shit.
Correct. Boko meaning book, haram meaning anything thats not halal, in other words, bad. So literally translated you get "bad book", which we interpret as the meaning you so eloquently explained

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Idiots.

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Barbarian savages with their 5th century mindset and death cult. They do the devils work. They destroy rather than create, prefer ignorance over knowledge, prefer the ugly to the beautiful, and prefer death over life.

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Thank you gatagato!

The ISIS killing so many innocent people is more than devilish.
But this video shows a crime of unimagineable scale.

Inestimable evidence of man's heritage that withstood the millenia is spoiled to pieces by a bunch of wild apes.
I had tears in my eyes.

According to another source, there are about 2500 archeological sites in the area soon to be under control of these barbarians.
Most of the antiquities buried in those sites is yet undiscovered, uncatalogized and unresearched.
Thousands of years of man's grand history are at stake.

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Thank you gatagato!

The ISIS killing so many innocent people is more than devilish.
But this video shows a crime of unbelieveable scale.

Inestimable evidence of man's heritage that withstood the millenia is spoiled to pieces by a bunch of wild apes.
I had tears in my eyes.

According to another source, there are about 2500 archeological sites in the area soon to be under control of these barbarians.
Most of the antiquities buried in those sites is yet undiscovered, uncatalogized and unresearched.
Thousands of years of man's grand history are at stake.
Exactly: which is why I said they prefer ignorance to knowledge, and death over life.

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Exactly: which is why I said they prefer ignorance to knowledge, and death over life.
You're right. Although I thought that even a man full of ignorance and without any knowledge would shy at antiquities like these in pure awe.

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