Monday, April 6, 2015

Syria: Virgin Mary Church leveled by the Islamic State

How many more priceless historical artifacts and cities must be destroyed before the international community grows a backbone and stops the madness?  It appears everyone is too scared to do anything meaningful, so we must continuously witness the ongoing pogrom of archaeological sites.

The cultural genocide proceeds apace and the world yawns.

From SpyGhana April 6

IS brings down Syria’s Historical Virgin Mary Church
The IS booby-trapped and blew up the Virgin Mary Church in the town of Tal Nasra in the western countryside of Hasaka province, the report said, adding that the attack is part of the “brutal crimes” the terrorist group is committing in Syria.
The Christian minority in Syria makes up about 10 percent of Syria’s largely Muslim Sunni population.
The Easter celebrations this year are limited to prayers and masses due to the tough circumstances in the conflict-torn country.
Virgin Mary is one of three major churches in the town of Tal Nasra. It was originally built in 1934 and then renovated and opened in 2005.
In February, the IS militants burned down the historic church of Tal Hurmoz, one of the oldest churches in Syria, and destroyed three other churches in the town of Tal Tamer in Hasaka.
Numerous historic buildings and archaeological locations, including all six UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Syria, have been damaged.

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