Isis destroys ancient Assyrian site of Nimrud

Activists, officials and historians have condemned Islamic State (Isis) for the destruction of the ancient Assyrian archaeological site of Nimrud in Iraq, with Unesco describing the act as a war crime.

“They are not destroying our present life, or only taking the villages, churches, and homes, or erasing our future – they want to erase our culture, past and civilisation,” said Habib Afram, the president of the Syriac League of Lebanon, adding that Isis’s actions were reminiscent of the Mongol invasion of Arabia.

  • Hard Little Machine

    It’s actually copied from Tamerlane’s destruction of Baghdad. Tamerlane was also a devout Muslim.

    Carry on.

  • Muslims refer to the time before a country becomes Islamic as the period of “jahiliyyah”.

    Good Muslims are suppose to destroy the pagan signs of jahiliyyah. Hence this act of barbarism.

    Jahiliyyah is the driving force that also destroyed the Buddhist statues in Bamiyan Afghanistan.

    There are recent calls to destroy the Egyptian sphinx.

    Islamic theology is complete in its ability to destroy any and everything that is not Islamic.

  • Dana Garcia

    Destruction is what Allah’s gangster do well.

  • This sounds melodramatic, but I’m glad my father is dead. This would have… I guess “broken his heart” is the cliche to go with.