Hopeful video from ISIS?

I wouldn’t trust the bastards with a single word they say. They are by nature liars and murderers.

I’d like to believe them about this but their record is clear, and considering their murderous nature I am unimpressed by any statements they make. Words are, after all, merely wind.

Architecture Here and There

Screenshot of Palmyra illustrating alleged ISIS video. (blouinartinfo.com) Screenshot of Palmyra illustrating alleged ISIS video. (blouinartinfo.com)

Here is a three-minute video apparently from ISIS entitled “ISIS Vows Not To Bulldoze Palmyra Architecture (Only Statues),” with a text translated on-screen. The authenticity of this statement has not been confirmed but is considered likely. The Blouinartinfo Blogs article that contains the video also quotes a passage from an essay by Stephennie Mulder, associate professor of Islamic Art and Architecture at University of Texas at Austin, that addresses the question of how we should balance humanitarian concerns and cultural concerns. Very interesting material, and possibly hopeful within the context of an extraordinarily dangerous and distressing situation.

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