ISIS KEEPS IT SHITTY BY DESTROYING MOSUL MUSEUM COLLECTION

ISIS Keeps It Shitty By Destroying Mosul Museum Collection
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ISIS KEEPS IT SHITTY BY DESTROYING MOSUL MUSEUM COLLECTION



Written by Jack Blocker
27 Friday 27th February 2015

The Islamic State's actions are so increasingly backward it's hard to fathom that it actually exists. No one is saying that their latest video is worse than the barbarism they usually upload - that would be impossible - but it's so bereft of sense that it borders on piss-taking for the sake of taking the piss.

In footage that resembles a sort of terrorist Builders from Hell, the group romps through the Mosul Museum smashing the priceless Assyrian artefacts up with hammers. It would be comical if the context wasn't so horrendous. A spokesman in the video says Allah commanded them to smash the statues as they symbolise idolatry.

Luckily, archeologists told Channel 4 that most of the statues were replicas, with the originals being re-located to Baghdad in anticipation of an event like this. Whoops! Looks like someone's getting fired. Or beheaded.

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