Thursday, March 26, 2015

Artifact destruction by ISIL is act of ‘heritage terror’

IRAN---Whether they’re authentic or not, videos of Islamic State militants destroying ancient artifacts at Iraq’s Mosul Museum and elsewhere are “propaganda videos” meant as “heritage terror,” an Islamic art professor told RT. The videos show men with sledgehammers knocking over statues, smashing antiquities and torching ancient writing. But there are questions being raised about the authenticity of the videos, when it’s known that the Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS/ISIL) needs money to keep operating its terror campaign – and antiquities could fetch large sums of money on the black market. [link]