Bamiyan to Palmyra: modern Islamist iconoclasm in war

By Nils H. Korsvoll Figure 1: The Valley of Bamiyan in central Afghanistan from the air, viewed 21-01-21, < https://www.flickr.com/photos/achimvoss/15449773724/in/photolist-pxf8t3-7xmDxP-UpQadb-i1bfU-3G6Wyk-8LByHn-8LByCr-8eDAZ3-8eDB1s-8LEBWG-8eDB6w-8eDBnj-8LByyp-8eDBo5-8eAjSK-8eAjE6-8eAjvF-d4nqR9-8eAjAa-8eDBaN-8eDB5u-8eDAWG-8LBymk-7uSXJB-8LECnh-8LByqR-4VLqjH-4XzJoG-bVDoiD-i1bfR-i1bfS-29YHHNs-bH8UXV-4XzHML-8LByMB-4VLywK-7QqZYS-8eDBk1-4VQMVU-8eDB9f-4VMcFe-4VQBaS-8eDB2N-4VLey6-4VMeqF-oBu51i-4VL8Zt-4VRxNL-4VQuAE-4VMg8r&gt; On the eve of the destruction of the monumental Buddha-statues carved into the rock-face in the Bamiyan Valley, to the north east of Kabul, then-leader of Afghanistan Mullah Muhammad Omar answered the international outcry against the …

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