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How can we stop ISIL destroying our cultural treasures? (Will destroy the Pyramids & Sphinx!)
The London Telegraph ^ | June 30, 2015 | Dan Cruickshank

Posted on 07/03/2015 9:45:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

ISIL is obliterating the Middle East's cultural landmarks. But should we arm ourselves in order to save threatened sites, asks Dan Cruickshank.

‘When Egypt comes under the auspices of the Khalifa [Caliphate], there will be no more Pyramids, no more Sphinx, no more idolatry.” This, I was told by British Muslim political activist Anjem Choudary, “will be just”.

This chilling recent interview with Choudary in east London was part of a journey that started in early 2002. I went to Afghanistan in March of that year, just after the fall of the Taliban, to report for a television programme on the events leading to the destruction of the pair of giant, 1,500 year-old statues of the Buddha in Bamiyan. A few months later I went to Iraq – just before and just after the fall of Saddam Hussein – to make programmes about ancient art, archaeological sites and museums threatened, and in some cases ultimately damaged or destroyed, by conflict.

These travels took me to the heart of this ancient land – to the Assyrian cities of Nimrud and Nineveh, to Babylon, to the 2,000 year-old ruins of the great Arab city of Hatra, and to internationally important museums of Mosul and Baghdad....

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Egypt; Government; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; anjemchoudary; assyrians; babylon; egypt; godsgravesglyphs; isil; isis; islamicstate; nimrud; nineveh; pyramids; unitedkingdom; waronterror
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1 posted on 07/03/2015 9:45:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You would think that ISIS crucifying children would catch the world’s attention, but if it takes a threatened sphinx . . .


2 posted on 07/03/2015 9:47:35 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

coming soon to the west


3 posted on 07/03/2015 9:48:03 AM PDT by HonkyTonkMan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How can we stop ISIL destroying our cultural treasures?

First, I am offended that the elites are more concerned about artifacts than they are about the Christians and others being brutally slaughtered on a daily basis.

Second, why don't you go to Obama and ask him to draw another red line. Or else, go to your beloved UN and ask them to write a strongly worded letter asking ISIS to stop destroying these artifacts.

Losers.

4 posted on 07/03/2015 9:48:53 AM PDT by Obadiah (This is Bravo-6, we have Zips in the wire! I repeat, Zips in the wire.)
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How do you destroy the pyramids?


5 posted on 07/03/2015 9:50:19 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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How to stop ISIS?

Maybe a good Tweet campaign would help?


6 posted on 07/03/2015 9:52:04 AM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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I am more concerned about the concern troll Leftists and their darling sodomite wretches destroying our culture and our cultural icons!
7 posted on 07/03/2015 9:52:52 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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Kill them.


8 posted on 07/03/2015 9:53:11 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (My music: http://hopalongginsberg.com/ | Facebook: Hopalong X Ginsberg | Instagram: hopalonginsberg)
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It’s not just ISIS and its dynamite.

Re-writing history, as is happening here in the U.S., is ultimately more dangerous than ISIS destroying artifacts.

What was that prescient George Santayana quote?


9 posted on 07/03/2015 9:53:42 AM PDT by Jedidah
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I will never stop using ISIS and substitute what Zero wants to rename it!


10 posted on 07/03/2015 9:53:42 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: garjog

Or maybe a new colored ribbon.


11 posted on 07/03/2015 9:54:21 AM PDT by Jedidah
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Destroy the Great Pyramid? That would be fun to watch(them try).


12 posted on 07/03/2015 9:55:27 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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Did you ever notice how the democRats try to erase history just like the Muslims do?


13 posted on 07/03/2015 9:56:44 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Jedidah

Obama doesn’t care, he wants ISIS to murder and destroy.


14 posted on 07/03/2015 9:57:39 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (INTOLERANCE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!!!!)
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“How can we stop ISIL destroying our cultural treasures? (Will destroy the Pyramids & Sphinx!)”

Just as the American Sharia is destroying any and every thing they disagree with.
Hell. Now they want to dig up the dead because they are offended by them.
Sorry, but we have enough problems here, the Arabs need to take care of their own problems. We have our own bunch of mad ISIS types we need to defeat.


15 posted on 07/03/2015 10:03:38 AM PDT by Tupelo (I fell more like Phillip Nolan every day.)
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How can we stop ISIL destroying our cultural treasures?


We won’t even stop the invasion of our own country.

Islam has been at war with everyone else since 622, the only way they will stop is if they are dead.


16 posted on 07/03/2015 10:06:06 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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Physician, heal thyself. Start with the Kaaba.


17 posted on 07/03/2015 10:06:37 AM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
“How do you destroy the pyramids?”

Dissemble them stone by stone.

18 posted on 07/03/2015 10:19:14 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Jedidah

Both ISIS and the left want to destroy history. Destroy everything that exists until there is no memory of it and build a totalitarian utopia.


19 posted on 07/03/2015 10:25:09 AM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We could stop ISIS in a week. We just don’t wanna.


20 posted on 07/03/2015 10:33:07 AM PDT by lurk
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