June 30, 2014

The New Caliphate's War Against History

Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post

The Associated Press

For centuries, the Ottomans held sway over a vast, complex and diverse empire, home to many ethnicities and faiths. Despite the various injustices of its rule, it had a reputation for tolerance. The puritanical, bloodthirsty zealots now running riot in Syria and Iraq have been desecrating graves, destroying crosses and executing non-Sunnis. They would have not fit well among the Ottomans.

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TAGGED: Islamic Caliphate, Islamic State Of Iraq And Al-Sham, Iraq, Syria, Middle East

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