The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) destroyed the Holy places for Muslims and Christians, the tomb of the prophet Jonah in the city of Mosul on Thursday, July 24, 2014. The militants had previously shut all the doors of mosques and prevented congregation who wanted to go to worship.
“The ISIS Militants had destroyed the tomb of the prophet Jonah to the East of the city of Mosul Mosque complex after mastering it fully,” said a security source told al-Iraq Sumarian media News later quoted Al Arabiya. (read: ISIS Destroy The Tomb Of The Prophet Jonah.)
An eyewitness who did not want to be named said that the ISIS militants first halt worshippers who were praying inside. They then put some explosives in the vicinity of and inside the mosque compound and then blow it up in front of crowds.
The AFP News Agency, an official and residents said Mosul extremists takes at least an hour to demolish the place. According to these officials, have so far ISIS been destroyed the 30 holy sites, including a number of mosques in and around the city of Mosul.
“However, the worst damage was the destruction of the tomb of the prophet Jonah, who has now turned to dust,” he said.
A local official of Mosul, Zuhair al-Chalabi, said the tomb of the Prophet Daniel was also destroyed. The Prophet Daniel did not include any of the 25 known mandatory and prophets mentioned in the Qur’an. However, according to some historians, he was a descendant of the Prophet, the Prophet David who lived and died in Egypt.