Elizabeth Browder

History must be protected

Reports out of Iraq arancient heartbreaking. History is being destroyed.

ISIS has destroyed two ancient cities. One is Nimrud,mentioned in the Bible. It”s relics have stood for thousands of years.They are now gone. The same thing has happened in Syria. Why?

I don’t know the exact answer. I can speculate.  Perhaps ISIS is just evil and wants to wipe out cultural treasures. Maybe they are doing cultural cleaning. All I know is it is a crime. A war crime. UNESCO has referred the matter to the ICC. The ICC has a responsibility to the citizens of Iraq,who are being denied their histoey.

But much more must be done. These heartbreaking acts need to be reported. This great newspaper has done an excellent job of reporting these events. Ww must all use social media to make these vile acts known.

You may be asking why I care so much. Why would I care about statues in countries I have never been to and probably never will go to? The answer l,for me,is simple: the past is the glue that holds us all together. No matter our faiths, we can all look at the past and see a common place. And that is very important, at least to me.

About the Author
Elizabeth is a nurse by profession, and a parent of a dog who thinks she is human. She likes lots of things. She may write about them.