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ISIL are warriors against truth -- AND against mankind.

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Apr 14, 2015 at 16:56

Susan,

There is nothing wrong with being so upset with what the Islamists have done, destroying the ancient archeological treasures. Those statues, writings, etc. are vital evidence in mankind's quest for TRUTH; and those Islamoramuses are trying to destroy evidence of the truth so they can propagate their falsehood.

It is good to be concerned about human lives, even lives of those who do not agree with us, like the Ba'athists and Yazidis. People who intentionally war against the truth, though, as the soldiers and leaders of Da'esh have been doing, are probably wreaking more havoc in the ideological realm by their iconoclastic teaching than they are in the physical realm with their beheadings. They are like people who intentionally dig pits for the blind to fall into, knowing full well what they are doing.

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