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ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« on: February 25, 2015, 04:21:35 AM »
ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul

While the world was watching the Academy Awards ceremony, the people of Mosul were watching a different show. They were horrified to see ISIS members burn the Mosul public library. Among the many thousands of books it housed, more than 8,000 rare old books and manuscripts were burned...

“900 years ago, the books of the Arab philosopher Averroes were collected before his eyes...and burned. One of his students started crying while witnessing the burning. Averroes told him... the ideas have wings...but I cry today over our situation,” said Rayan al-Hadidi, an activist and a blogger from Mosul. Al-Hadidi said that a state of anger and sorrow are dominating Mosul now...

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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 05:01:38 AM »
I think I'm gonna cry :'(
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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2015, 05:36:10 AM »
How sad.
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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2015, 06:13:59 AM »
There had better be an extra special place reserved in Hell for book-burners. >:(
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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2015, 07:37:06 AM »
"Unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book; who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye."  John Milton, Areopagitica, 1644.



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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2015, 08:59:10 AM »
Why would ISIS burning books and manuscripts surprise anyone?  The Nazi party did exactly the same thing in the 1930's.

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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2015, 09:34:07 AM »
You can only wonder what was destroyed when these burnings happen...
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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2015, 12:23:35 PM »
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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2015, 12:27:20 PM »
Made me think of "Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings."

But of course these monsters did it backwards.
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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2015, 01:03:28 PM »
There had better be an extra special place reserved in Hell for book-burners. >:(

And a more special place for today's self-published authors.

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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2015, 01:05:12 PM »
Why would ISIS burning books and manuscripts surprise anyone?  The Nazi party did exactly the same thing in the 1930's.

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Both equally silly to be upset about, especially the Nazis. Once the printing press gets up and rolling this stuff is theater from both sides.

And really, do we need more words to pretend to have read nowadays?

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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2015, 01:13:35 PM »
I just got schooled in another thread for passing judgment, and here I find all the non-judgers judging away. Special place in Hell for book-burners? Seriously?

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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2015, 01:17:49 PM »
I just got schooled in another thread for passing judgment, and here I find all the non-judgers judging away. Special place in Hell for book-burners? Seriously?

It's an euridite crowd. OE could be in danger if Isis spreads, which to my philistine mind seems like the first good argument I've heard for the group.

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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2015, 01:21:34 PM »
I just got schooled in another thread for passing judgment, and here I find all the non-judgers judging away. Special place in Hell for book-burners? Seriously?

It's an euridite crowd. OE could be in danger if Isis spreads, which to my philistine mind seems like the first good argument I've heard for the group.

OE = Old English?

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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2015, 01:28:13 PM »
I just got schooled in another thread for passing judgment, and here I find all the non-judgers judging away. Special place in Hell for book-burners? Seriously?

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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2015, 02:23:26 PM »
I just got schooled in another thread for passing judgment, and here I find all the non-judgers judging away. Special place in Hell for book-burners? Seriously?

It's an euridite crowd. OE could be in danger if Isis spreads, which to my philistine mind seems like the first good argument I've heard for the group.

OE = Old English?

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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2015, 02:25:25 PM »
God bless!

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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2015, 02:29:46 PM »
I just got schooled in another thread for passing judgment, and here I find all the non-judgers judging away. Special place in Hell for book-burners? Seriously?

It's an euridite crowd. OE could be in danger if Isis spreads, which to my philistine mind seems like the first good argument I've heard for the group.

OE = Old English?

Orthodox Erotica.

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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2015, 02:57:51 PM »
Orthodox Erotica.

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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2015, 03:18:55 PM »
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ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul

In other news, USUS has burnt children alive and raped women.

We will not bomb our way out of this war against the 900 barefooted fighters of the Islamic State, as the US State Department so wisely noted through the genius spokeswoman Marie Harf.



 
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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2015, 06:23:34 PM »
I just got schooled in another thread for passing judgment, and here I find all the non-judgers judging away. Special place in Hell for book-burners? Seriously?

It's an euridite crowd. OE could be in danger if Isis spreads, which to my philistine mind seems like the first good argument I've heard for the group.

OE = Old English?

Orthodox Erotica.

I don't get it. :(

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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2015, 06:52:58 PM »
I just got schooled in another thread for passing judgment, and here I find all the non-judgers judging away. Special place in Hell for book-burners? Seriously?

It's an euridite crowd. OE could be in danger if Isis spreads, which to my philistine mind seems like the first good argument I've heard for the group.

OE = Old English?

Orthodox Erotica.

I don't get it. :(

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Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2015, 08:28:38 PM »
I just got schooled in another thread for passing judgment, and here I find all the non-judgers judging away. Special place in Hell for book-burners? Seriously?

It's an euridite crowd. OE could be in danger if Isis spreads, which to my philistine mind seems like the first good argument I've heard for the group.

OE = Old English?

Orthodox Erotica.

I don't get it. :(

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