… as Col. Kurtz says in Heart of Darkness. Even the most abject apologists for militant Islam — President Precious, take a bow! — must sooner or later face the fact that by defending Islam they are advocating the destruction of Western civilization. This is not a civil-rights issue (the only kind of issue the Left seems to be able to understand) but a war of culture vs. barbarism. Latest case in point:
Isis militants have reportedly ransacked Mosul library, burning over a hundred thousand rare manuscripts and documents spanning centuries of human learning. Initial reports said approximately 8,000 books were destroyed by the extremist group. However, AL RAI’s chief international correspondent Elijah J. Magnier told The Independent that a Mosul library official believes as many as 112, 709 manuscripts and books, some of which were registered on a UNESCO rarities list, are among those lost.
Mosul Public Library’s director Ghanim al-Ta’an said Isis militants then demolished the building using explosive devices. “People tried to prevent the terrorist group elements from burning the library, but failed,” a local source told IraqiNews.com. Other reports indicated that Isis militants later broke into the library and constructed a huge pyre of scientific and cultural texts as university students watched in horror. Among the documents believed lost are a collection of Iraqi newspapers from the beginning of the 20 century, maps, books and collections from the Ottoman period.
Weren’t the Bamiyan Buddhas enough? Away with these satanic savages. Anyone in the West who cares about art, culture, music, learning — and that should include most, if not all, liberals and progressives — needs to make sure these people are destroyed. There is no other way. As we’ll eventually find out anyway, like it or not.
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