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On The Consequences Of Willful Blindness – Part I

27 February 2015 @ 08:31

Here is where the refusal to acknowledge the Evil Intent at the very heart of Islam leads…

From the New York Post, Chris Perez reporting, we learn [wroth quoting in full, but please click the link to see a video report]:

New video has been released showing ISIS thugs smashing ancient artifacts in Iraq — some dating back more than 2,000 years — with sledgehammers as they attempt to destroy the “idols and gods” worshiped by people “instead of Allah.”

Posted on social media accounts affiliated with the Islamic State, the footage shows several large statues inside a museum in the northern city of Mosul being toppled and shattered to pieces.

A group of bearded men can be seen bashing the cherished antiquities with sledgehammers before they move on to a nearby archaeological site.

“Oh Muslims, these artifacts that are behind me were idols and gods worshiped by people who lived centuries ago instead of Allah,” a bearded man tells the camera as he stands in front of the pulverized remains of a winged-bull Assyrian protective deity dating back to the 7th century BC.

“The so-called Assyrians and Akkadians and others looked to gods for war, agriculture and rain to whom they offered sacrifices,” he adds, describing groups that had lived in Mesopotamia — what is now Iraq, eastern Syria and southern Turkey — for more than 5,000 years.

“Our Prophet ordered us to remove all these statues as his followers did when they conquered nations,” the man concludes.

Some of the ISIS savages can even be seen using jackhammers and power tools to brazenly chip away at the cherished antiquities.

The five-minute video depicted the logo of the Islamic State and was posted on a Twitter account used by the terror group.

The Mosul Museum housed extensive art collections which covered the entire range of civilization in the region, including sculptures from royal cities in northern Iraq such as Nimrud, Nineveh, and Hatra, according to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Met — which also displays ancient and Islamic relics from the Middle East — strongly condemned the ISIS video on Thursday, calling it an “act of catastrophic destruction to one of the most important museums in the Middle East.”

“This mindless attack on great art, on history, and on human understanding constitutes a tragic assault not only on the Mosul Museum, but on our universal commitment to use art to unite people and promote human understanding,” a statement read. “Such wanton brutality must stop, before all vestiges of the ancient world are obliterated.”

Mosul’s surrounding province of Nineveh was recently overrun by ISIS savages after Iraqi security forces crumbled during a blitz last June. The region is home to nearly 1,800 of Iraq’s 12,000 registered archaeological sites.

Islamic State militants currently control four ancient cities across Iraq — Ninevah, Kalhu, Dur Sharrukin and Ashur — which were at different times the capital of the mighty Assyrian Empire.

The demolition of artifacts comes as ISIS continues to target a number of shrines, including Muslim holy sites, as they eradicate what they believe is heresy. They have also reportedly sold a number of ancient artifacts on the black market in order to finance their campaign.

Appease Barbarity and you get Barbarity.

Welcome to the New World Order.

Welcome To The Jungle.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Adobe_Walls permalink
    27 February 2015 @ 09:07 09:07

    Perhaps you’ll remember a conversation we had during the Arab Spring in Egypt when the savages got into the museums before the MB came into power. Fortunately the Egyptian army got control of the situation at the time and even more fortunately they are now back in power. A lot of those items destroyed at the museum and the 100,000 ancient documents destroyed in the Mosul library had recently been rescued from the black market after being stolen during the chaos created by our invasion.I’d guess many of those documents dated from the earliest years of Islam. Even a savage like Saddam understood the value of the artifacts from Iraq’s pre-Islamic history. One has to try really hard to be more savage and primitive than Saddam. The British should have taken everything possible when they left Egypt as we should have when we left Iraq.

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