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Islamic State Beheads Top Archaeologist, Hangs His Body From Archaeological Site’s Main Square

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A leading Syrian archaeologist held hostage by Islamic State militants has been beheaded by his captors and his body strung his body on one of the columns he renovated in the centre of the square. The Islamic State has executed the renowned antiquities expert, 81-year-old Khaled al-Asaad, because he wouldn’t reveal the location of some of Palmyra’s treasures. Dozens of people gathered to witness the killing.

After his beheading, his body was hung from one of the town’s Roman columns, according to state media agency SANA and the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

 

Once again we will hear the cowards’ mantra that the Islamic State is not Islamic (hail Obama!).

If the Islamic State is not Islamic, what is it? Devout Muslims in ISIS, Boko Haram, Hamas, Al-Shabaab, MILF, Islamic Jihad and thousands of other Islamic groups are waging a bloody holy war in the cause of Allah to impose Islam on the world. That is the objective of all of the Muslim groups. How is that not Islamic?

 

IS Militants Behead Top Palmyra Archaeologist, SKY News

 

A prominent antiquities scholar is decapitated by the terror group and his body tied to a Roman column in the ancient town.

 

A leading Syrian archaeologist held hostage by Islamic State militants has been beheaded by his captors and his body strung up in public.

 

Khaled al Asaad, an 81-year-old antiquities scholar was murdered in the ancient town of Palmyra which the terror organisation overran in May.

 

Mr Asaad, who had been held captive for about a month, was reportedly beheaded in a square outside the town’s museum, with dozens of people gathered to witness the killing.

 

 

After his murder, his body was hung from one of the town’s Roman columns, according to state media agency SANA and the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

 

The Islamist extremists, who control around one third of both Syria and Iraq, have already destroyed important archaeological sites in the areas they have captured and there are fears they will demolish the 2,000-year-old city at the town’s edge. More

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