CultureUnderThreat Task Force Unveils Recommendations to Combat Antiquities Trafficking, Cultural Cleansing

14 Apr 2016 2:16 PM | Anonymous

CultureUnderThreat Task Force Unveils Recommendations to Combat Antiquities Trafficking, Cultural Cleansing

Apr 13, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC, April 13, 2016—Today the Antiquities Coalition, Asia Society, and Middle East Institute released #CultureUnderThreat: Recommendations for the U.S. Government, a series of steps for confronting growing threats to our cultural heritage and global security. Cultural racketeering – the global trade in looted antiquities – is a multibillion-dollar industry that funds organized crime and terrorists like Daesh (also known as ISIS). Cultural cleansing – the systematic destruction of a targeted group and its heritage – has been used by Daesh, al Nusra, and other terrorist organizations to terrorize populations under their control. 

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