Today in the news there is an article in the Daily Mail about destruction to ancient artifacts...and I have to be honest thinking about the destruction of the buddha statues came to mind in Afghanistan..it is said the great buddha was used for target practice with gunfire before being destroyed by the Taliban.
In this published photogrraph in the Daily Mail, notice there is someone dressedin black...but the person with the instrument posed prior to destruction could be someone from anywhere...even the west. Notice also the cameras are close by - as they are often in some scenes with armed men...very close indeed.
It is written to quote : '
One of the items, depicting a winged-bull Assyrian protective deity, dates back to the 9th century B.C.
A man shown in the video said the items were being destroyed because they promoted idolatry.
'The Prophet ordered us to get rid of statues and relics, and his companions did the same when they conquered countries after him,' the unidentified man said.
The articles destroyed appeared to come from an antiquities museum in the northern city of Mosul, which was overrun by Islamic State last June, a former employee at the museum told Reuters.
The extremist group has destroyed a number of shrines - including Muslim holy sites - in a bid to eliminate what it views as heresy. '