On February 26, 2015, a group of Islamic state thugs destroyed a collection of priceless statues in Iraq dating back thousands of years. It was an extremely violent destruction, as well, as the vandals used a multitude of power tools and blunt instruments, like sledge hammers, to smash the ancient works in a museum in Mosul, Iraq. Many of these works were over 3,000 years old and represented different aspects of Iraq culture throughout history. One thug stated that the sculptures promoted idolatry and that is why they had to be destroyed. This event occurred recently after thugs destroyed thousands of books at Mosul Public Library. The group of criminals branded themselves and the video with the Isis logo.
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