The Link Between the Islamic State and the Western Art Trade

15 Sep 2015 8:43 AM | Anonymous

The Link Between the Islamic State and the Western Art Trade

Marine colonel and antiquities expert says the West must do more to prevent the terrorist group’s huge profits from Middle Eastern

BY: Daniel Wiser
September 14, 2015 5:00 am

When Matthew Bogdanos began investigating the looting of artifacts from Iraq’s National Museum in 2003, his team often found caches of weapons mixed in among the stolen antiquities.

In time, he discovered the missing link. Al Qaeda had been profiting from the sale of relics pillaged from the museum.

“We would be searching for terrorists, and later we found antiquities,” Bogdanos  

http://freebeacon.com/culture/the-link-between-the-islamic-state-and-the-western-art-trade/

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