Saturday 2 April 2016

Violent apocalyptic millennialism and Palmyra

The Temple of Baalshamin in Palmyra before its destruction in August 2015 by the Khmer Rouge...I mean, the Islamic State

An Australian Greens parliamentarian, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, once referred to the Islamic State at The Other. In short, the Islamic State should not be "demonised" as "terrorists":;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansards%2F49cdeae9-b762-449e-9e05-7239b8940f5f%2F0090;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F49cdeae9-b762-449e-9e05-7239b8940f5f%2F0142%22

This article from The Guardian tells a very different story:

And then there is this: