Radical Islamists take hammer to Syrian artifacts | The Times of Israel: In an act of cultural genocide strikingly similar to the Taliban’s demolition of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in 2001, the ISIL fighters appear –in pictures recently uploaded by a group working to protect Syria’s rich historical heritage — to smash a 3,000-year-old Neo-Assyrian statue illegally removed from a nearby archaeological site. Another image shows a man placing his foot — an act of disrespect in Arab culture — on the face of the Assyrian statue before its destruction.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Radical Islamists take hammer to Syrian artifacts | The Times of Israel
Religious fanatics destroy what they fear:
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