I could understand the destruction of the giant Buddhas though I do not=
They survived for many hundreds of years and nothing was done to them on th=
e grounds that nobody worshiped them. That they represented Buddha was also=
forgotten, since the Mongols do not mention them and they thought the plac=
e was cursed due to a loss of a favorite relative of Chinggis in the region=
. The conservative Mogul emperor Aurengzeb did subject them to cannon fire =
condone it. We Christians too have had our iconoclasts like during the=20
Byzantine Empire and Reformation England etc..
But what justification was there for the destruction of the Palmyra Arch?=
It was not an idol nor a place of worship.
Don't expect any logic from ISIL nor consider them to be authoritative on i=