Skip to comments.Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul
Posted on 01/31/2015 12:46:23 PM PST by C19fan
When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enemy: other people's ideas. Residents say the extremists smashed the locks that had protected the biggest repository of learning in the northern Iraq town, and loaded around 2,000 books including children's stories, poetry, philosophy and tomes on sports, health, culture and science into six pickup trucks. They left only Islamic texts. The rest? "These books promote infidelity and call for disobeying Allah. So they will be burned," a bearded militant in traditional Afghani two-piece clothing told residents, according to one man living nearby who spoke to The Associated Press. The man, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he feared retaliation, said the Islamic State group official made his impromptu address as others stuffed books into empty flour bags.
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AP, left, extremists, miltants....same ole pro-Muslim pandering.
Not the first time the libraries of Mesopotamia have been sacked.
the entire Mideast needs it’s dictators back. Muslims simply can’t handle any form of freedom; this is the sh!t they do.
Aren’t a lot of US Libraries going to computer only books, and getting rid of paper books?? I thought Oregon or Washington State were planning that a couple of years ago?
Why should the world be shocked by this ignorance? When the muslims were given Gaza, they smashed all the greenhouses the Jews had built for growing food. There is no human intelligence among these retrograde savages.
Monkeys fear knowledge. The fact that the earth orbits the sun is against Allah... I think someone is getting aroused at this barbarity. There are no goats around to get releif,
Like all liberals, only their ideas are allowed. Funny how liberal is the root word for liberty.
After the barbarians sacked Rome, the dark ages that followed lasted 1000 years in Europe. If the Islamists do realize their dream of world conquest, I wonder how many centuries it will take mankind to throw off the yoke of ignorance and build a new civilization.
Really, the whole “Dark Ages” construct is quite inaccurate. For starters, check out this video:
From the Moslem terrorists in Nigeria : Boko Harum means all books are forbidden ... except the Koran.
These are the Demonrats bestest friends.
And as you know, this happened because of Charlie Hebdo. Or maybe a Youtube video no one had ever seen. Or because someone in Israel hung a swag lamp over their pool table.
There were no ‘extreme Christians’ in this group - no ‘extreme’ Buddhist or Hindus either. The people doing the book burning were RADICAL MUSLIMS.
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