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April 12   -   ArtsJournal: music

After Smashing Antiquities In Mosul Museum, ISIS Used It As Tax Bureau

"Iraqi troops took the museum back last month from the militants, who left its once-famous collection in a sorry state . ... In a basement room under the main exhibition halls, there was a pile of envelopes used to issue orders to pay Islamic tax, one of main sources of funding for the militants. 'The Islamic State ... seeks to levy your duties which were forced by God on the rich people's money.'"


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