Palmyra harbors the ruins of a great city that was once one of the world's key cultural hubs.
"From the 1st to the 2nd century, the art and architecture of Palmyra, standing at the crossroads of several civilizations, married Greco-Roman techniques with local traditions and Persian influences." Syria's director of antiquities, Maamoun Abdulkarim, said he had no doubt that if Palmyra fell into the jihadists hands, it would suffer a similar fate to ancient Nimrud in Iraq, which they laid to waste earlier this year.
But you have made it 'a den of robbers.' " Galatians 5:1 (NIV) It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.Romans (NIV) The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, Revelation -18 New International Version (NIV) 17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God, 18 so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and the mighty, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, great and small.” For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways Sons of Light present to you some of the most dangerous Sons of Darkness and the atrocities they commit.IS militants burned a huge number of books in Mosul’s Central Library, sparing only Islamic publications. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ IS GOD USING ISIS TO DESTROY IDOLS OF FALSE GODS?"If IS enters Palmyra, it will spell its destruction," Abdulkarim told AFP.