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Syrian archaeologist 'killed in Palmyra' by IS militants

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posted on Aug, 19 2015 @ 11:34 AM
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Pretty sad story. This guy refused to leave when ISIL rolled into his town. They took him prisoner but let him go. He still refused to leave and was trying to protect several important relics and structures in the town when ISIL took him prisoner again. After they had him for about a month, during which they tried to get him to reveal the location of supposedly hidden treasures and antiquities, they beheaded him after he continued to refuse to cooperate. So they strung his body up on display with a sign pinned to him talking about how he's an idolator.

www.bbc.com...




posted on Aug, 19 2015 @ 11:36 AM
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Utter bastards.



posted on Aug, 19 2015 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

The people labeled to be some ISlamic terrs are just thieves and killers. I sincerely doubt they pray to any god but their own ego and greed.

What else did we expect when we armed the most dangerous thugs and criminals? Picnics and peace offerings?



posted on Aug, 19 2015 @ 11:52 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Shamrock6

The people labeled to be some ISlamic terrs are just thieves and killers. I sincerely doubt they pray to any god but their own ego and greed.



I agree with this statement.

And honestly... it's amazing how much honor and pride this guy has in his job, but I have to say I definitely would have split after the first round of being captured!



posted on Aug, 19 2015 @ 01:41 PM
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originally posted by: charolais

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Shamrock6

The people labeled to be some ISlamic terrs are just thieves and killers. I sincerely doubt they pray to any god but their own ego and greed.



I agree with this statement.

And honestly... it's amazing how much honor and pride this guy has in his job, but I have to say I definitely would have split after the first round of being captured!


I like to think I would've stood my ground as he did, but I probably would've left as well. You have to know its only going to end one way at that point. I don't mean this as a slight against him at all, but at IS - now not only is the world deprived of the relics and buildings, but also of the knowledge this man had in his head.



posted on Aug, 19 2015 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

He died defending what he loved knowing that death was the likely outcome, in the concept of martyrdom so highly prized by these lunatic asswipe bitches. They have exalted this man as such, hopefully others catch on and his death is not in vain and they crush fanaticism together. That's what I wish to see, that is the only way to truly avenge this mans and the 1000s of others who are true martyrs, if there is an Allah surely this mans name is on the kingdoms gates.



posted on Aug, 19 2015 @ 02:54 PM
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originally posted by: TechniXcality
a reply to: Shamrock6

He died defending what he loved knowing that death was the likely outcome, in the concept of martyrdom so highly prized by these lunatic asswipe bitches. They have exalted this man as such, hopefully others catch on and his death is not in vain and they crush fanaticism together. That's what I wish to see, that is the only way to truly avenge this mans and the 1000s of others who are true martyrs, if there is an Allah surely this mans name is on the kingdoms gates.


if there was any allah these countries wouldn't be such f*ed up places, seeing how god obedient these people are.
most islamic countries are generations behind us in every way. yet they still do their hardline religious stuff.
they can't even form a real coalition against IS.



posted on Aug, 19 2015 @ 03:11 PM
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History is important. This guy is a hero and very brave for not telling them what they wanted to know. A lot intellectual types would never hurt a fly but some are just as brave if not braver than the most decorated solider. That said, if he wanted to have any chance of stopping them he needed to pick up a gun and use it. It's unfortunate but violence is the only language some people understand.



posted on Aug, 19 2015 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: TechniXcality

You know tech we don't always agree, but have to admit that was well said.



This guy looked death in the face and said bring it.
Now that is some bravery.



posted on Aug, 19 2015 @ 07:09 PM
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Reposted from my thread
So they murdered this guy because as they claimed he was "director of idols," represented Syria "at infidel conferences" and visited Shiite powerhouse Iran, look these thugs are at their murderous best they are in some ways worse than Pol Pot as they at least leave something of the past behind, these guys are hell bent on killing everything including our collective history..for those of you that visited those sites as Palmyra consider yourselves privileged to have visited them before their destruction.



posted on Aug, 19 2015 @ 08:01 PM
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Sucks he's dead, he could have contributed to the region for years to come.
I need to say... If ISIS are coming into town and butchering everyone.. no matter how smart or brave you are.. get the f out.. seriously.. being brave and dead doesn't mean anything in this day and age. being alive and contributing to society is more important.

edit on pm801318192015-08-19T20:01:57-05:00082015p by Agit8dChop because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 20 2015 @ 03:20 AM
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One of the key tenets of fundamentalist dogma is to expunge all arguments which could hinder it's ignorance inculcation and contradict it's absurd claims. This obviously includes history.

The only 'history' the gratuitous godtard promotes is the fantastical fallaciousness which fuels their nihilism. They live only to die and reach a shangri la of the deluded mind. So, destroying everything in there path, is a literal prerogative.



posted on Aug, 20 2015 @ 03:28 AM
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Y'know, I said this on another thread... IS are making enemies in all corners of the world. And yet they still succeed in carrying out these acts. Can someone enlighten me as to why they haven't yet been stopped? Is their setup so complex that modern technology/surveillance/mind power can't route the buggers out?

And what do we do when we get them? Isn't it now about time a message got sent back? I could post what I think should be a "message" here but I won't as it may well be considered too draconian.



posted on Aug, 20 2015 @ 11:20 AM
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originally posted by: Spider879
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So they murdered this guy because as they claimed he was "director of idols," represented Syria "at infidel conferences" and visited Shiite powerhouse Iran, look these thugs are at their murderous best they are in some ways worse than Pol Pot as they at least leave something of the past behind, these guys are hell bent on killing everything including our collective history..for those of you that visited those sites as Palmyra consider yourselves privileged to have visited them before their destruction.


Spider 879, I thought your thread representation was a little bit better than this one.. people here are utilizing quite a bit of foul language making it difficult to see the importance of the murder of this Antiquities Scholar whose honorable name, Khaled al-Asaad, isn't even mentioned in the title or post. Let's show some respect for this gentleman and his vocation- it not a simple thing to participate in and govern Antiquities Scholarship: a very minute number of people even chose this area of discipline or expertise to study and teach. His death and murder is entirely repugnant. Let us show some respect to him here on this thread.

ISIS will just keep moving forward, and ultimately, we will not see an international response until it have invaded and taken over Israel..then people will respond and react, but it will be far too late.

I hope they never locate the artefacts of which they are in search- they do not belong in their hands; It's unfortunate but those artefacts and treasures should have been transported to the EU in May when ISIS first appeared and taken over Palyrma and other cities.


It will be CENTURIES before those Near Eastern lands ever return to normal-

Maybe ISIS invaded nations will still allow a little Tourism! Harken.
edit on 20-8-2015 by tony9802 because: typo



posted on Aug, 21 2015 @ 10:54 AM
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www.dailymail.co.uk... monastery.html


They all should be buried alive or let in the desert to die of thirst!




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