05 March 2015

Islamic State's thugs are trying to wipe an entire civilisation from the face of the earth

.... their ambition is to complete the job they began when they expelled the monks from Saint Behnam’s Monastery: to compound the exile of the Assyrians from their ancient homeland by erasing all traces of their history and culture. Just as the Nazis destroyed synagogues as well as those who had worshipped in them, so does the Islamic State aspire to erase all traces from its caliphate of those it condemns as kuffar.

Control the past, and control the future. The shattered fragments of Sennacherib’s bulls bear fatal witness to just how thoroughly Isil have grasped this truth. Assyria and the Assyrian people risk being lost to a terminal darkness. [The Telegraph] Read more