Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Support STOP Taking our Past: ISIS Cultural Destruction

In the US, there will be a White House March to 'stop ISIS from destroying what remains of Mesopotamian Civilization', Friday, March 6, 2015. It is being organized by Jabbar J Al Shuwaili and Abdul Amir Al Hamdani: The goals are :
to urge and pressure the policy and decision makers to take immediate action against the terrorist group ISIS.
to familiarize the general population in the United States with the savage and uncivilized acts of ISIS that have been performed against the people of Iraq and their civilization.
to inform the international community that Iraqis are civilized people who love their heritage and are determined to exert every effort to preserve their civilization. And, to make known that what is rumored by ISIS — that the statutes and relics of the old civilizations are forbidden by Islam — is absolutely untrue according to senior moderate Islam clerics.
Friday, March 6, 2015 at 12:00 noon. No such march will be staged in the UK, after all, where would it meet, outside the offices of the Portable Antiquities Scheme?


heritageaction said...

You misjudge PAS. Its moral position is perfectly sound. It supports "Stop Taking Our Past in Mesopotamia" to the hilt but promotes "Taking our Past in Britain" on the grounds that Britain isn't in Mesapotomia and it can set up rickety little stalls at mass digs in Britain to legitimise them.

What could be clearer? The difference is Geography innit?

Paul Barford said...

Well, you may think that, I may too, as may a goodly number of this blog's readers, but you know what? The PAS - it seems to be suggested by my FOI - does not give a tinker's for what any of us think. Head down, blinkers on and beavering away at growing the database. Nothing else counts... Hence the rickety stalls in place of public debate.

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