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 […]
The jury of public opinion is still out about whether ISIS had anything to do with the shootings in Garland, Texas, but there’s no doubt they’re still causing havoc in the Middle East.
This week’s target? The ancient city of Palmyra. (One place to read about it: The Ancient Wonders Of Palmyra Are At Risk Of Destruction By ISIS.)
There has been speculation lately that the videos of this kind of destruction are intended to cover a more sinister crime: these ancient sites are being looted for their treasures to fund ISIS operations, and the demolition is to cover the theft.