We have yet another disgusting video of Islamic fighters systematically destroying their own history and culture in the name of Islam. The latest images are from Hatra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is in an area controlled by the Islamic State. We have previously discussed videos of these fanatics destroying museums and ancient cities as offensive to their Islamic values.
The video shows a militant destroying priceless heads from a wall with a sledgehammer while another fires a Kalashnikov at another. A spokesman is heard celebrating the destruction because it is “worshipped instead of God.”
Hatra is located 110 kilometers (68 miles) southwest of the Islamic State-held city of Mosul and was a large fortified city during the Parthian Empire and capital of the first Arab kingdom. The site withstood invasions by the Romans in A.D. 116 and A.D. 198, but has now fallen in the name of religion by these Islamic extremists.