Yes, well, now you’ve gone and done it, ISIS. For the past three years your goons have rampaged through Syria and Iraq, slaughtering, raping, torturing, crucifying and enslaving anyone standing in the way of your theocratic fascism.
All the time the UN has been less-than-busy looking the other way and doing what it does best; talking about stuff. Either that, or it has been arranging lavish international conferences to fight climate change because, as we know, it’s a far greater threat to our age than religiously-motivated terrorism (thanks for the line, Obama).
But THEN you desecrated some statues. Took to them with hammers and drills. Now stand back and quake in fear because the leader of the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO, Irina Bokova, is very, very cross with you.
Totally pissed, if you really want to know.
Bokova is so beside herself that she is denouncing ISIS destruction of ancient artworks in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul as “cultural cleansing” and a war crime that the world must punish.
Forget the fact that in the real world people matter more than statues. Just set aside the issue of tens of thousands massacred already as ISIS pushes to expand its holy caliphate across the Middle East.
What really concerns the UN is that ISIS touched some statues. Now, bam! – the full weight of the UN will descend and smite the jihadis with a strongly drafted resolution.
Nothing less than an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council has been called to discuss how to protect Iraq’s cultural heritage from the ravages of barbarous ISIS no-gooders.
In a statement released Friday, UNESCO head Irina Bokova didn’t hold back. She said: “This attack is far more than a cultural tragedy. This is also a security issue as it fuels sectarianism, violent extremism and conflict in Iraq.”
Bokova spoke after the release of a video showing ISIS fighters destroying artifacts with sledgehammers.
The video clearly depicts several bearded men smashing large artworks, said to date back to the Assyrian culture in 9th century BC, because they think this will help fight “the spread of heresies.”
“Oh Muslims, these artefacts that are behind me were idols and gods worshiped by people who lived centuries ago instead of Allah,” one of the men is heard shouting in the recording.
The reported destruction of the statues follows recent reports that ISIS burnt down Mosul Library, which housed over 8,000 ancient manuscripts. It came in the same 24-hour news cycle that ISIS chose to release photos of a ‘gay’ man being thrown off a roof and stoned to death.
The horrific act was carried out in Tel Abiad in the Islamic State capital of Raqqa in Syria.
Such murder and mayhem gets passing attention from the UN because of the misplaced belief that antiquities – not flesh and blood – are the chief concerns of its minion agencies like UNESCO.
That’s why we are still waiting to hear the UN in full cry denouncing the barbarity of Islamic terrorism. UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon is always calling for “dialogue” and an understanding of “root causes” for the miserable travails being inflicted upon so much of the world by jihadi terror but never firm military action.
Touch a museum though, and we just know that the righteous UN anger will flow.
What a bunch of hypocrites.