Ted Rall: How Wealthy Art Collectors Are Funding ISIS

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Looted Syrian and Iraqi artifacts are on the market — and funding ISIS.

aNewDomain —  Turns out wealthy art collectors in the US and Europe are inadvertently funding the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). They’re reportedly snatching up looted artwork from ISIS-controlled museums in Syria and Iraq. And ISIS is using the illegal sale of such looted museum pieces to finance its expanding war. Art Collectors

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Cover art: Image of an Aramaic gold-plated bronze statue stolen from Hama Museum on July 14, 2011:  Dick Ossemann via University of Copenhagen.

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Ted Rall

Based in New York, Ted Rall is aNewDomain's chief commentator and a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist. A Pulitzer nominee, Rall's latest book is the NYT bestselling book, Trump: A Graphic Biography.
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