The Great Mosque of Aleppo, also called the Ummayad Mosque, is crumbling because of the war in Syria. The BBC is reporting that its minaret has fallen to the ground and now lays ruined in a pile of rubble. In my opinion it doesn’t matter if Assad’s troops or the “rebel forces” destroyed it. The mosque is crumbling and that’s all that really matters to me. No point in playing the blame game. The fact of that matter is the world is slowly losing “one of the most beautiful mosques in the Muslim world,” that according to UNESCO in late October 2012. UNESCO has called for protection and respect for the site, but these calls have fallen on deaf ears. It’s a true tragedy not only for the Syrian people and Muslims worldwide, but also for those who appreciate the glories of Islamic art.