And by “strikes,” I mean literally:
Islamic State religious police have been filmed beating musicians and destroying their instruments as punishment for playing an ‘un-Islamic’ keyboard. The men were pictured being hit across the back and legs with a wooden stick in a public square after ISIS’s fanatical Islamic enforcers ruled the electric keyboard was ‘offensive to Muslims’.
Another picture shows two keyboards and what appears to be a lute smashed to pieces after raids thought to have taken place in Bujaq, a few miles to the east of Aleppo in Syria…
Since taking control of large parts of Syria and Iraq last year ISIS claims to have formed a Caliphate in the Middle East, and has taken to enforcing strict Sharia law within its borders. Thieves are regularly pictured having their hands or arms amputated in public squares amid crowds of onlookers, while adulterers have been executed.
So let’s get this straight: basically, no music, no representative art, no pictures of Muhammed, no Bamiyan Buddhas — no art that precedes the establishment of Islam in those unhappy, once-great lands (Persia, take a bow) that fell to the Musselman conquest. And yet the Left makes common cause with these savages, simply because they share a common enemy: the West. Let’s see how that works out for them.