Beheaded Syrian scholar refused to lead Isis to hidden Palmyra antiquities
Khaled al-Asaad, 82, interrogated by militants for a month before he was murdered in the ancient city of Palmyra
By Ian Black

This man was tortured as a result of his refusal (That’s what interrogated means when we’re dealing with barbarians in case you’re not aware). This is an extraordinary level of courage, an extraordinary level of respect and commitment for the past. A past that Asaad so dearly wanted to protect.


“An Encounter" 
A film by Ahmad Asaad
Based on a poem by Key Ballah / keywrites

Watch this.