This is how all pre-Islamic cultures and beliefs were wiped out, brick by brick, stone by stone, until only the wailing of the mad muezzin can heard throughout the land.
h/t: Stephen Leavitt
Syria’s Eliyahu HaNavi Synagogue Destroyed (Video)
The 400+ year old Eliyahu HaNavi Synagogue, one of the oldest surviving shuls in Syria, was flattened and destroyed by Assad’s forces in Syria over the weekend. The synagogue is located in the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus.Exclusive full-size photos of the destroyed synagogue are available on The Daily Beast. Syria used to have a large, vibrant and ancient Jewish community. Here is a video of the synagogue before it was destroyed: