Destroying the memory of a people: ISIS'Cultural Geonocide on Religous Minorities

09 Apr 2015 1:48 PM | Anonymous

Destroying the memory of a people: ISIS’ Cultural Genocide on Religious Minorities

Posted by Emma Noradounkian

The Mosul Public Library and Museum, home to statues and artefacts dating back to the ancient Assyrian and Akkadian empires; the ancient capitals of the Assyrian empire, Nineveh and Khorsabad; the ancient Assyrian cities of Nimrud and Hatra; and most recently, the ancient Christian Mar Benham monastery and the Yazidi minaret in Sinjar. These sites and buildings, which have stood for the essence of entire minorities in the Middle East for centuries, have been laid to waste by the jihadist group ISIS and now merely exist in words.

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