Two BBC documentaries which are available to watch right now show just how much Islamic State hated beauty, history, freedom, music and art.
In the The Road to Palmyra, architectural historian Dan Cruickshank and photographer Don McCullin journey to Palmyra to observe the destruction IS wrought after they invaded the ancient Syrian city in 2015. Cruickshank is visibly overcome at times as he discovers just how much precious human history IS tried to obliterate.
Manchester: Bomb Our Story interviews the young victims of the 2016 bombing of Manchester Arena, all of whom are deeply traumatised by the wicked events of that night. They were supposed to enjoy an evening of innocence, dancing, laughter and fun. But a crazed, murderous terrorist had other plans.
I highly recommend you watch these two deeply moving and insightful films.
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