Wednesday, 26 August 2015

FBI Warning over Collecting Antiquities

"Purchasing an object looted or sold
by ISIS may provide financial support to
a terrorist organization under 18 USC 233A

The FBI has issued an alert warning dealers, collectors and everybody else that illicit antiquities from militant groups like ISIL are hitting the US market. Dealers and collectors will no doubt continue to dismiss and ignore such issues. It is no use relying on merely hoping for their 'listening to reason' and  coming round to co-operation, those in strident denial and their followers need to be regulated by the industry as a whole being forced transparently and accountably to employ best practice by externally imposed regulation in the interests of all.

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