Monday, August 24, 2015

ISIS Destroys Ancient Ruins of Palmyra, Syria

It was inevitable once ISIS occupied the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, famous for its Roman ruins. To ISIS, it not only smacks of idol worship, which is forbidden in Islam, but the structures date before the birth of Islam, therefore it represents paganism and must be destroyed.

Remember that during the short rule of Mohammad Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, there was talk of destroying the pyramids for the same reason. It's the same thinking that was behind the Taliban's destruction of the Buddhist figures in Afghanistan when they ruled there.

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