ARE BOOKS OVER-RATED?

culture vulture

Thousands of ancient and irreplaceable manuscripts spanning centuries of learning, including books registered on a UNESCO rarities list, were burned by ISIS fighters after militants raided Mosul library in Iraq! Why, because allegedly the books ‘promoted infidelity and called for disobeying Allah’, said one fighter. If memory serves, didn’t something similar occur in Nazi Germany in the 1930s? If this present wanton destruction wasn’t enough, using sledgehammers and power tools, Islamic State terrorists destroyed a collection of priceless statues and sculptures when they rampaged through the Nineveh Museum, because the works of art promoted idolatry. ISIS fighters are deluded if they think they will succeed in returning all or parts of the Middle East to the 13th century. You cannot erase history. The civilized world will not let it happen!

 

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