Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The Tragedies of Nineveh: The Destruction of History Recorded in the Bible, and more, and worse by the self-appointed Caliph of the so-called Islamic State



ISIS Is About to Destroy Biblical History in Iraq, 7 July 2014
Iraqi antiquities officials are calling on the Obama administration to save Nineveh and other sites around jihadist-occupied Mosul. But are drone strikes really the answer?

Also see this background for the role the Americans played in the destruction of Iraqi culture and history: 

What the Thunder Said:
Art and Culture after Shock and Awe
http://christopherdickey.blogspot.fr/2008/11/from-2003-stranger-in-waste-land.html
(Feel free to respond to the comments on this one, which drew more than 1500 readers yesterday...)

And these posts by others:

Nervana Mahmoud on the seductive ignorance preached by ISIS
http://t.co/ru7dv1E2qY


Salama Moussa on the destruction of the Assyrian Christian community in Nineveh
http://salamamoussa.com/2014/06/23/the-agony-of-nineveh/


Iran's PressTV on the destruction of Shia mosques in and around Mosul
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/05/370009/isil-militants-blow-up-shrines-mosques/

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