Like the Taliban in February of 2001….
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 foundations of Islam is that all pre-Islamic civilizations, and non-Islamic civilizations, are jahiliyya — worthless.
This seemingly wanton destruction we are seeing reported today is simply the most recent in a long line of destructions of non-Islamic and pre-Islamic artifacts.
Recall that the Muslim Brotherhood wanted to destroy all of Egypt’s tourist attractions even hoping to pour wax all over the Pyramids.
“ISIS Destroys 3000 Year-old Assyrian Artifacts in Syria,” AINA, May 17, 2014.http://www.aina.org/news/20140517025551.htm
A long historic list of what ISIS and recent jihadists are up to here:
Michael Curtis wrote:
[A]n ideological offensive to remove the memories, historical artifacts, monuments, buildings, or any other evidence of the history and contribution of Judaism, Christianity, and even the moderate forms of Islam to civilization. This offensive is potentially more dangerous than any violence or vandalism or acts of revenge directed against supposed enemies.http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/../2013/02/islamists_eliminating_history.html
I sometimes wonder if they should be allowed to set up their damn Caliphate, just so there would be a clear target to nuke.