Stopping the Islamic State From Pilfering Historic Sites

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Militants have used the destruction of high-profile historic sites to instill terror, recruit new members, highlight their religious agendas and to raise money for their cause. House lawmakers passed legislation Monday that would make it illegal to sell looted artifacts from Syria. The hope is that the law will cut off some of the money the Islamic State has raised by selling antiquities.

Credits

Guest:
Erin Thompson - Assistant Professor of Art Crime at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York.

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal