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The Ruins of Palmyra, Birds eye
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nytimes.com
NYT: Militants Kill More Than 235 People at Sufi Mosque in Egypt
Islamist extremists set off a bomb at a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula during Friday Prayer, then sprayed gunfire at worshipers as they fled.
By Declan Walsh

Absolutely horrible. Also a reminder that Muslims are more heavily impacted by global terrorism than any other group of people, and that we need to remember that when we respond to horrific attacks like this one. Heartbreaking.

يَأْتِي عَلَى النَّاسِ زَمَانٌ لاَ يَبْقى مِنَ الْقُرآنِ إِلاَّ رَسْمُهُ، وَمِنَ الْإِسْلاَمِ إِلاَّ اسْمُهُ، مَسَاجِدُهُمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ عَامِرَةٌ مِنَ البنَاء، خَالية مِنَ الْهُدَى

A time will come upon people in which the only remaining thing from Quran is its writing, and the only remaining thing from Islam is its name. Their mosques are well established but are empty of spirituality.

—  Imam Ali (as)

“When you see the black flags, remain where you are and do not get involved. Thereafter there shall appear an insignificant folk to whom no concern is given. Their hearts will be like iron. They are the representatives of the "state” (a word not common at the time). They will fulfill neither covenant nor agreement. They will invite to the Truth, though they are not of it. Their names will be kunyas (i.e., Abu Mus'ab, Abu Bakr, etc.), and their ascriptions will be to towns (i.e., al-Misri, al-Harrani, al-Baghdadi, etc.). Their hair will be long like that of women. They will be in conflict among themselves, and then God will bring forth the truth from whomever He wills.“

- Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, narrated by Imam Ali Ibn Abi-Talib.

“The International Freedom Battalion declares victory over Raqqa by imitating the famous 1945 photo of the Red Army on the Reichstag.”

Imagine how the mid 20th century soviets would feel seeing an American proxy army larping as them in buttfuck nowhere Syria to commemorate their victory as a pawn to partition an ally of Russia in the geopolitical struggle to isolate and crush the remaining opponents to NATO decades after the collapse of the USSR

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PALMYRA WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN

Commemorating the destroyed monument’s of “Venice of the Sands”:

* Triumphal arch of Palmyra
* Temple of Bel
* Temple of Baal-Shamin
* Lion of Allat
* Tomb towers of Palmyra
* Tetrapylon of Palmyra
* The Roman theater of Palmyra

BOMBS CANNOT ERASE OUR PAST, OUR CULTURE AND OUR HISTORY.

The civillized world will triumph.

#FuckISIS