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UNESCO Director Condemns “Cultural Cleansing” of Iraq by ISIS

UNESCO director condemns "cultural cleansing of Iraq" as a war crime

UNESCO director condemns “cultural cleansing of Iraq” as a war crime

By Hunter Wallace

It is a surreal experience watching what ISIS is doing in Iraq and then watching the next news segment on NBC News about what American leftists and their Republican allies are doing in South Carolina and other Southern states:

“ISIS’ rampant destruction and looting of millennia-old heritage sites amounts to a form of “cultural cleansing,” according to the head of the United Nations’ heritage body.

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova told NBC News that the extremists’ campaign of wiping out antiquities in Iraq and Syria was unprecedented in contemporary history and classifiable as a war crime under international law.

“Cultural cleansing, in my view, is exactly what’s happening in Iraq,” Bokova said in an interview. “These extremists want to impose a different vision on the world. They want to tell us that there is no memory [of these sites], that there is no culture, that there is no heritage.”

Irina Bokova says regarding ISIS, “culture and destruction of heritage has become an instrument of war. It is to shock all of us. It is deprive people of their identity.” American leftists, too, are “extremists who want to impose a different vision on the world.” They tore down the Tom Watson statue at the Georgia State Capitol and intend to replace it with a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. They also want to wipe out the memory of the Confederacy, destroy our heritage, and deprive Southerners of a positive sense of identity.

The War Against The South is nothing less than a cultural genocide. It should be labeled a war crime.