The real American Taliban
In 2001, the primeval Taliban blew up two ancient Buddha statues in Afghanistan on grounds that their very existence was sacrilegious to Islam.
In 2015, ISIS militants entered a museum in Mosul, Iraq, and destroyed ancient, pre-Islamic statues and idols. Their mute crime? These artifacts predated the prophet Mohammed.
The West prides itself on the idea that liberal societies would never descend into such nihilism. Think again.
Victor Davis Hanson, Waging War against the Dead