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Ninevah, Iraq - Islamic Terror Group Demolishes Tombs, Destroys Tomb Of Prophet Jonah

Published on: July 9, 2014 04:24 PM
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Ninevah, Iraq - ISIS militants are shown in a new video using sledgehammers to demolish Iraqi tombstones in the city of Mosul in Ninevah province.

The men are members of the Islamic State terror group and are filmed destroying tombs that are hundreds of years old, including the tombstone belonging to the Prophet Jonah (Younis in Arabic) who is revered by Muslims, Jews and Christians reports The Daily Mail U.K. (http://dailym.ai/1qKOBSf ).

The prophet is known for being swallowed by a fish or whale (depending on translation) and is a key figure in the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Jonah.

Images were released earlier this week of nearly a dozen destroyed Shia and Sunni religious shrines in Mosul and Tal Afar, Iraq.

ISIS militants believe worshipping relics and tombs is against the teachings of Islam. The shrine of the Prophet Seth (Shayth) was also destroyed by rebels.

The destruction comes on the heels of a discovery of 53 bodies Wednesday by Iraqi authorities in an area outside the city of Hillah, south of Baghdad.

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Military spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan Ibrahim said most of bodies were found with their hands bound and blindfolded, with gunshot wounds. The men were between the ages of 25 and 40.



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 Jul 09, 2014 at 05:08 PM Liepa Says:

The world gone mad!

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 Jul 09, 2014 at 06:43 PM sheepheadsbayyid Says:

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Liepa Says:

The world gone mad!

no they have isis

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 Jul 09, 2014 at 07:25 PM ayoyo Says:

they are murderers and thieves

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 Jul 09, 2014 at 09:39 PM Boochie Says:

And the UN is worried about Gaza

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 Jul 09, 2014 at 09:56 PM Secular Says:

Since when is Yonah buried in Ninveh??

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 Jul 10, 2014 at 06:56 AM lazerx Says:

oh, come on...
who believes that this is the real tomb of Jonah?
the Arabs make up bubba maises faster than you can believe them.
DO we have a Jewish tradition that this is the tomb of Jonah?
eh?

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