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
(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

Salama Moussa on the destruction of the Assyrian Christian community in Nineveh

Iran's PressTV on the destruction of Shia mosques in and around Mosul

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