Islamic State Committing ‘Cultural Genocide’ by Selling Priceless Antiques to Westerners

21 Apr 2016 8:04 AM | Anonymous

Islamic State Committing ‘Cultural Genocide’ by Selling Priceless Antiques to Westerners

by Edwin Mora20 Apr 201656

20 Apr, 2016 20 Apr, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Expert witnesses, while testifying before a House panel about the unprecedented level of looting and destruction of priceless antiques by jihadist groups across the Middle East, identified collectors from Europe and the United States as top buyers of ancient artifacts illegally sold by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS).

On Tuesday, the experts testified before the House Financial Services Committee’s Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing during a hearing titled “Preventing Cultural Genocide: Countering the Plunder and Sale of Priceless Cultural Antiquities by ISIS.”

The Islamic State is committing “cultural genocide” as it plunders and sells ancient artifacts to fund its terrorist activities, the lawmakers learned from the experts.

Looting perpetrated by ISIS is occurring on an “unprecedented scale” and is serving as a significant source of funding for the group, the United Nations has warned.

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/04/20/islamic-state-committing-cultural-genocide-selling-priceless-antiques-westerners/