The Qu’ran doesn’t label dogs as untouchable (in fact, there’s quite a nice vignette of the Prophet Muhammad setting a guard for a dog with a litter of puppies). According to Mohammed Hanif, writing in The New York Times, “[m]ost of Muslims’ dog hate comes to us via the Hadith.” Which makes one wonder (yet […]
Various reports and videos of ISIS troops destroying ancient monuments reminds one of teenage boys and their destructive pranks. Except with bulldozers and explosives.
How a serious “caliphate” can justify such behavior is beyond belief. The reason for UNESCO World Heritage Sites is that such places belong to all of us, not just the brigands of the moment.
ISIS has no sense of shared history or culture…. Their “Apocalypse now” mentality requires neither.
One video is here: Islamic State Group Destroys Ancient Ruins of Nimrud (“The seven-minute video, posted late Saturday, shows bearded militants using sledgehammers, jackhammers and saws to take down huge alabaster reliefs depicting Assyrian kings and deities.”)