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ISIS Destroys ‘Jonah’s Tomb’ in Mosul

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posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 08:14 PM
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This is an AMAZING and HORRIFYING video; What a wanton and senseless act of destruction...the total demolition of a historic 1300 year old church. These people are complete animals.


The radical Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group has destroyed shrines belonging to two prophets, highly revered by both Christians and Muslims, in the northern city of Mosul, al-Sumaria News reported Thursday.

“ISIS militants have destroyed the Prophet Younis (Jonah) shrine east of Mosul city after they seized control of the mosque completely,” a security source, who kept his identity anonymous, told the Iraq-based al-Sumaria News.

“The militants closed all of the mosque doors and prevented worshipers from entering to pray,” the source said.

A witness who did not wish to give his name said that ISIS militants “first stopped people from praying in it, they fixed explosive charges around and inside it and then blew it up in front of a large gathering of people,” according to Agence France-Presse.

An endowment official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, and Mosul residents told AFP it took the Sunni extremists an hour to rig the shrine with explosives.

The endowment official said the Islamic State jihadist group that overran large swathes of northern and western Iraq last month have now destroyed or damaged 30 shrines, as well as 15 husseiniyas and mosques in and around Mosul.

“But the worst destruction was of Nabi Yunus, which has been turned to dust,” he said, according to AFP.

In the Quran and the Bible, Prophet Jonah is famous for being swallowed by a fish. Dating back to the 8th century BC, Jonah is believed to be buried in Mosul and his tomb also a mosque is considered to be one of the few historic mosques found on the eastern side of the city.

Meanwhile, a local Mosul official, Zuhair al-Chalabi, told al-Sumaria News on Thursday that Prophet Daniel’s tomb was also destroyed. While Daniel is considered to be a prophet by Muslims, he is not mentioned in the Quran.

Tomb destruction

“ISIS implanted explosives around Prophet Daniel’s tomb in Mosul and blasted it, leading to its destruction,” he told Al-Sumaria News.

”Mosul is living in an extremely hard and horrible situation,” Chalabi warned.

Another source told al-Sumaria News that ISIS militants destroyed another shrine belonging to Imam Abu al-Ila in Mosul after implanting explosives in the circumference of the place. The source also said that a mosque in Mosul’s al-Faisaliya district was bombed in addition to a Shiite mosque, or Hussainiya called Fatima al-Zahra was also destroyed.

“Unidentified militants bombed Abu al-Ila tomb located in central Bab al-Jadeed area south of Mousl,” Iraq Press Agency quoted witnesses as saying Thursday, leaving “residential homes around the tomb severely damaged.”

On Wednesday, a security source told al-Sumaria News that ISIS has demolished tomb of another revered Imam Yahya Abu al-Qassem.

Early July, ISIS made headlines when its militants demolished ancient shrines and mosques in and around Mosul.

At least four shrines of Sunni Arab or Sufi figures have been demolished, while six Hussainiyas have also been destroyed.

Last Update: Friday, 25 July 2014 KSA 23:49 - GMT 20:49

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posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 08:19 PM
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Iraqis for whatever reason won't fight for their own Nation.

Sad, but over 4500 allies sacrificed their life for nothing.

We tried. We died. We cried. No more...



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 08:22 PM
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Where is the UN?? This 'protection of historic sites and monuments' is complete BS, what do we have all these organizations and 'World Heritage Sites' for we can't even protect historic monuments from being blown to the stratosphere? Iraq is being destroyed by a group of crazies that are running around unopposed!! isn't the United Nations' purpose to prevent wars and genocides? Why the hell is no one stoping this then



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 08:31 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Didn't this happen a few weeks ago? I believe there's a thread on it here somewhere, but I understand finding threads here on ATS is well .............. interesting lol



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Well, did they find the carcasses inside? Was Jonah actually in there?


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posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 08:39 PM
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a reply to: Bilk22

Oh, you mean this thread?
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Not sure its exactly the same, the old thread only mentioned I believe smashing with sledgehammers
It didn't say anything I don't think about blowing the thing up
Or did it?
hmmm



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 08:45 PM
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a reply to: NightFlyer96

World Heritage site or not. Its a big statement they make by blowing them up, and we've got to realize its war. And rules, organizations...and least of all the puny U.N... have no effect or little clout as you think theyre supposed to have. None.

Everyone always screams "They should DO something about this!" The older you get the more you'll come to realize...talk is cheap. So are explosives. And you will in time come to notice? Nothing will be done....thats usually the way these things turn out. Sadly...no matter what you think. Get used to it.



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posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 09:11 PM
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What do people think is going to happen if Israel ever gets 'whiped' from the page of time ?

Jerusalem, and every other site will meet the same fate.



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 09:20 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

You're shocked and disgusted that the people who mutilate and subjugate women and try to kill young girls for learning are blowing up historic sites!?

They are all about wanton and senseless acts of destruction - to things living or not.



posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 03:08 AM
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originally posted by: whyamIhere
Iraqis for whatever reason won't fight for their own Nation.

Sad, but over 4500 allies sacrificed their life for nothing.

We tried. We died. We cried. No more...


No, 4,500 Allies were killed for exactly this result. This is what they hired on for, whether they knew it or not.

The entire goal of American foreign policy centers around a politically unstable middle east. Iraq was just the most barenaked expression - be glad saner heads prevailed when Obama was trying to drag us into Syria last September.



posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 03:10 AM
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originally posted by: NightFlyer96
Where is the UN?? This 'protection of historic sites and monuments' is complete BS, what do we have all these organizations and 'World Heritage Sites' for we can't even protect historic monuments from being blown to the stratosphere? Iraq is being destroyed by a group of crazies that are running around unopposed!! isn't the United Nations' purpose to prevent wars and genocides? Why the hell is no one stoping this then


Because the UN doesn't move unless the US, the UK, Russia, China, and France tell it to move.



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