In the last few days reports keep coming in of hundreds of Assyrian Christians abducted from their villages. (Source) In the margins of that terrible news cultural cleansing is taking place at unprecedented pace, part of the official definition of genocide.
Feb 26, 2015 ISIS militants take the hatchet to priceless 3,000 year old Assyrian artifacts in Nineveh Museum, Mosul. H/t @Kromst
The Islamic State released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Mosul. There is no place in the reborn world for three thousand year old 'idolatry'. These aren't 'idols' as such, but that Biblical commandment is just an excuse anyway. The psycho-epistemology that moves these primitive mystics is plain. These Utopians want to rid their post revolutionary world of all impure thoughts. They mean to destroy ideas, which is why they destroyed the people first. Taking the hatchet to the symbols of their past is just the final nail in the coffin.
The actual destruction of a people and their cultural heritage is just one way of purifying the Islamic Utopia. Here's another, which incidentally also helps to line the Caliphate's coffers:
#ISIS is selling looted Syrian art in #London to fund its fight. Outrageous! #Syria #UK #EU http://t.co/uUawMuqaqM pic.twitter.com/SxJpeFpEWs— Hanan Shamoun (@HananShamounNL) February 26, 2015