Back in the days of the Taliban controlling Afghanistan Women were thrown into clothing that works in Saudi Arabia, but was worse then uncomfortable in the mountains of Afghanistan. Schools for girls were closed if not destroyed and girls attacked in the street. In 1984 a NG picture of an Afghan girl rouses the western world about the Soviet Invasion. But what happened in the 90s when the Russians left and the Taliban took over was unknown since even simple pictures like the NG cover photo were prohibited.
When the Taliban then blew up the Bamiyan Buddhas the Left remained silent. When ancient sites were attacked that were connected to the Sufi sect of Islam, fromTimbuktu to Pakistan, the left remained silent. When the Golden Mosque in Iraq was attacked, a Shia site, the left remained silent. Now its Palmyra, and its being done for the same reason as the earlier Bamiyan Buddhas, to destroy Icons and the worship of images. The great Syrian archaeologist who was recently murdered was charged with promoting idols in the form of the human images and sculptures at Palmyra. like the prohibition of photographs, this side of Islam will not stand for any human image in public.
And as more ancient sites and statues are destroyed, the left will remain silent. As women are turned into slaves, the left will remain silent. Easier to scream about their conservative opponents who will never do these things.