Thursday, 5 February 2015

ISIS loots and burns ancient libraries in Iraq

ISIS loots and burns ancient libraries in Iraq

When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enemy: other people’s ideas. ISIS militants burning books [Credit: National Post]Residents say the extremists smashed the locks that had protected the biggest repository of learning in the northern Iraq town, and loaded around 2,000 books — including children’s stories, poetry, philosophy and tomes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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