ISIS Releases Video of Burning Christian Books
Wed, March 16, 2016
(Photo: Screenshot from video)
The Islamic State released a new video purportedly showing the group burning Christian books in the Iraqi city Mosul.
“ISIS jihadis burned hundreds of Christian textbooks in central Mosul, having collected them earlier last week from the schools and churches of the city,” activist Abdullah al-Mulla told local media outlet ARA News.
The video is called “Diwan of Education Destroys Christian Instruction Books in Mosul,” according to the Daily Mail.
ISIS has been undertaking a campaign of cultural erasure since taking over swathes of Iraq in 2014. When it captured Mosul, it destroyed thousands of books from Mosul library, including many irreplaceable volumes, hundreds of years old. It also smashed priceless artifacts from the Assyrian period in the Mosul museum and destroyed several sites of historical importance such as the city of Palmyra.
The U.S. House of Representatives just passed a resolution condemning the Islamic State campaign against minorities as genocide.
Watch the book burning video: