ISIS destroy 4th Century Mar Benham monastery in Iraq

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    Mar 20, 2015 3:01 PM GMT
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3002530/Another-blow-Christianity-civilisation-ISIS-destroy-4th-Century-Mar-Benham-monastery-Iraq.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline

    "Barbaric Islamic State militants have dealt yet another blow to Christian history in Iraq by using explosives to destroy the 4th Century Mar Benham monastery.

    The ancient building, built by Assyrian king Senchareb 1,600 years ago, stood in the Christian-dominated town of Bakhdida, just 20 miles south east of oil rich ISIS stronghold Mosul.

    Locals took to social media to share images of the massive blast, which reduced the ancient monastery to little more than vast piles of rubble."
  • Destinharbor

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    Mar 20, 2015 4:33 PM GMT
    THOSE FUCKERS!!!!
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    Mar 20, 2015 6:10 PM GMT
    Religion of culture and learning; religion of peace. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 20, 2015 6:20 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidReligion of culture and learning; religion of peace. icon_rolleyes.gif


    I haven't much time for religion of any persuasion, but isn't conflating ISIS with mainstream Islam a bit like conflating Westboro Baptist Church with mainstream Christianity?
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    Mar 20, 2015 6:50 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    MGINSD saidReligion of culture and learning; religion of peace. icon_rolleyes.gif


    I haven't much time for religion of any persuasion, but isn't conflating ISIS with mainstream Islam a bit like conflating Westboro Baptist Church with mainstream Christianity?

    The problem is that even a "tiny minority" of the 1.2 billion Muslims around the world equals tens of millions. That's a LOT of people for the Islamic community to condemn.

    Also, a lot of the rising anti-Semitism in Europe comes from the European Muslim communities.
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    Mar 20, 2015 7:09 PM GMT
    Are there neither resources to fund nor resolve to arrange for rangers to protect against poachers of antiquities?

    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/11/art-sales-on-the-rise/?_r=0
    Higher art prices and a greater number of transactions pushed global art market sales up 7 percent last year to 51.2 billion euros (about $68 billion at an average exchange rate for the year), according to the annual report for the European Fine Art Foundation, published Wednesday.
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    Mar 20, 2015 8:12 PM GMT
    Beneath contempt.
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    Mar 20, 2015 8:12 PM GMT
    libertpaulian said
    Ex_Mil8 said
    MGINSD saidReligion of culture and learning; religion of peace. icon_rolleyes.gif


    I haven't much time for religion of any persuasion, but isn't conflating ISIS with mainstream Islam a bit like conflating Westboro Baptist Church with mainstream Christianity?

    The problem is that even a "tiny minority" of the 1.2 billion Muslims around the world equals tens of millions. That's a LOT of people for the Islamic community to condemn.

    Also, a lot of the rising anti-Semitism in Europe comes from the European Muslim communities.


    Thank you!