Islamic State’s thugs are trying to wipe an entire civilisation from the face of the earth

Last week, a video was released showing the destruction of antiquities in Mosul’s museums. Since the antiquities themselves were probably smashed months ago, the dust in the display-rooms will long since have settled. Meanwhile, in the world beyond, the brutal and deliberate attack on treasures spanning millennia is already yesterday’s news.

The Islamic State, whose goons perpetrated the vandalism, appreciate more cynically than anyone that the world’s media feeds on a rapid turnover of atrocities. One succeeds another in a murderous churn. Why, then, should the destruction of statues matter more than the loss of human life? It is a question that troubles me: for I must acknowledge, if I am honest, that no images from the hell that is the Islamic State have upset me more than those which showed a winged bull more than two-and-a-half thousand years old being deliberately and methodically power-drilled.

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  • Minicapt

    This has been a tradition since the time of the Pharaohs, for example, the succession to Akhenaten.

    Cheers

    • mauser 98

      21st century?
      we are supposed to be civilized now
      any outrage from Muslims re: this?

  • Gary

    Lets see, we have silence from the feminists , silence from the Rainbow groups, silence from the ” Peaceful” muslims , and now silence from the Arts and Culture community.
    Yet how quick the Artsy fartsy people are to defend the CBC when there is a hint of funding cuts. Think how much the islamists will save us once the Art Museum is no longer needed or and Arts classes in School.
    Just 1 quran, 1 islam, 5 prayers a day and THAT’S it folks.

    Next stop of these yahoos will be the pyramids.

  • simus1

    Worthless muslim arab scum doing what they have always done.
    Wrecking, raping, and killing pretty much covers their usual very limited skill sets.

    • tom_billesley

      Arabs appreciate multiculturalism – they want both white and black slaves.

  • If find such destruction of antiquities so criminal that I did not have the heart to watch the videos about that. This is not mere spectacle to draw media attention. It is the shape of things to come. This is deliberate destruction of non-Muslim human history, so as to leave a world where there is only Islam. It must be understood by all people who still have some sense and sensibility – given a chance, Islam will murder all recalcitrants and destroy all trace of other cultures. Islam is hell on earth, the triumph of ignorance, stupidity and pure evil. It is worse than Nazism and Communism. It needs to be erased from human society, or it will erase all humane society.

    • Exile1981

      It is very similar to Nazism because the Nazis didn’t destroy artifacts but they did go out and “modify” sites to fit with there world view. I read a book that was published just at the beginning of the nazi era in Germany (ok an english translation of said book) on a medieval hill fort. Sadly because the author was convinced the builders where not arian and because he refused to change his book the nazis made him disappear and destroyed most copies of the book and then dug up all the graves and buried arian skeletons in them instead.

      • DD_Austin

        Can’t sing but want to be the world’s best singer

        kill everyone who sings better

        Got a crappy civilization but want it to be the best in history

        Kill history of anyone better

  • BobSykes

    The Muslims are every bit as bad as the Protestant “reformers” who destroyed the accumulated centuries of Christian art and architecture and Christian culture and civilization itself. Hopefully, the Muslims will suffer the kind of civil war brought on by the Reformation that cooled Christian passions forever.

  • canminuteman

    This is the future of Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and Notre Dame Cathedral if history continues on its present course.

    • All art and history museums will be destroyed by the Muslims.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Seems inefficient. They should just blow everything up with artillery. Or better yet, nail people to the stone with metal spikes and strap explosives to them.

    BTW the people whining the loudest about this are the same people who demand the US return the entirety of the Jewish archives to Iraq so that they can be destroyed.

    • simus1

      Or sold (ransomed again an additional time) on the black market by the incompetent crooks now trying to run iraq with iranian help.