An ancient temple made famous in the film The Exorcist has fallen into the
hands of the Islamic militants who have taken over northern Iraq, the
Telegraph has learnt.
The pre-Christian worship complex at Hatra, a vast network of 200-ft high
sun-god temples that is a Unesco world heritage site, features in the
opening sequence of the 1973 horror classic.
But it now lies in the territory claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and
al-Shams (Isis), prompting fears that its stone statues could be destroyed
as idolatrous images by the militants.
No, destroyed by the Muslims. Because that’s what Muslims like these barbarian savages do. And there’s a hell of a lot more where they came from.