Skip to content

BLOWN TO BITS: Video surfaces of Jonah's tomb being destroyed

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
7/27/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)

Veracity of video depicting destruction of holy shrine now under scrutiny

It's horrific footage, and many pray that it was faked - but knowing of the ruthlessness of the people involved, it probably wasn't. Jonah's tomb, a holy shrine in Mosul, Iraq is depicted being blown to bits. The demolition of this shrine occurred in seconds.

Militants belonging to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, are said to have planted explosives around the tomb and detonated the explosion remotely.

Militants belonging to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, are said to have planted explosives around the tomb and detonated the explosion remotely.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
7/27/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Middle East

Keywords: Jonah's tomb, ISIS, Iraq, new president


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The site is thought to be the burial place of the prophet Jonah, the Old Testament hero swallowed by a whale or fish in both the Islamic and Judeo-Christian traditions.

Militants belonging to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, are said to have planted explosives around the tomb and detonated the explosion remotely. The tomb was located inside a Sunni mosque called the Mosque of the Prophet Younis.

Emergency Fund - SAVE Iraqi Christians from Genocide

ISIS is waging war against the Iraqi government. In their purge, ISIS has seized control of major cities and have driven the Christian minority from their homes and churches. ISIS seeks to create an Islamic caliphate that encompasses parts of Iraq and Syria. Sharia law has been imposed on many territories. 

The purported bombing is line with the group's intention to destroy any shrine it deems un-Islamic.

A mass exodus from Mosul came after the al Qaeda splinter group issued an ultimatum to Iraqi Christians: either convert to Islam, pay a fine or face "death by the sword."

In addition, ISIS has blown up several Sunni holy sites in the last few weeks in Mosul.

ISIS destroyed seven Shiite places of worship in the predominantly Shiite Turkmen city of Tal Afar last month. The destruction took place about 31 miles west of Mosul, according to Human Rights Watch.

The explosion at the tomb concurrently as eight people were killed and two others were wounded when Iraqi fighter jets bombed a store in the al-Dubat neighborhood, according to Dr. Mohammed Fadel, the director of Mosul's main hospital.

In the meantime, Iraqi lawmakers elected Fuad Masum to be the country's next president this week.

Masum is a veteran Kurdish politician and senior member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan leadership council. He has been a member of the Iraqi parliament since 2005 and the head of the Kurdish alliance bloc there for the last four years.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called Masum to offer his congratulations.

"They agreed on the importance of forming a new Iraqi government as quickly as possible and working to arrive at an agreed-upon road map for governance. President Masum expressed the importance of restoring trust and confidence among all of Iraq's communities and continuing to rebuild Iraq's relations in the region," according to the White House.

---


'Help Give every Student and Teacher FREE resources for a world-class Moral Catholic Education'


Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for APRIL 2018
For those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters.
That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.


Comments


More Middle East

Syrian Hospitals become military targets during war Watch

Image of Hospitals have become military targets in Syria.

Hospitals have become military targets in Syria, making it difficult to provide aid to victims of the country's civil war, according to ... continue reading


PRAY FOR PEACE - U.S. strike on Syria imminent, Russia vows response Watch

Image of A cruise missile is fired from a U.S. Navy ship during a previous strike on Syrian facilities. Another such strike appears imminent.

A military conflict appears imminent over Syria as the United States and its allies prepare to carry out strikes on Syria. Those strikes ... continue reading


Trump and Macron vow 'strong, joint response' to Syrian chemical attack Watch

Image of The U.S. is preparing for a military response to Syria's chemical weapons attack.

The United States and France have vowed a joint response against Bashir al Assad's regime in Syria following a chemical weapons attack on ... continue reading


Syria, Seven Years Later Watch

Image of

Seven years ago, on March 15, 2011, the Syrian Civil War began. Since then, the conflict in Syria has forced more than 5.4 million people ... continue reading


Palace of Biblical 'King of the World' discovered in Mosul by looters Watch

Image of The tomb of the prophet Jonah was partially destroyed by ISIS in 2014.

Looters from the Islamic State managed to discover the palace of an ancient Assyrian king under the tomb of Jonah in Mosul, Iraq. ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Information
Learn about Catholic world

Catholic Online
Inform - Inspire - Ignite

Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained

Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need

Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online

Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye

Daily Reading
Today's bible reading

Lent / Easter
Death & resurrection of Jesus

Advent / Christmas
Birth of Jesus

Rest of Catholic Online
All Catholic world we offer

Services
Products and services we offer

Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books

The California Network
Inspiring streaming service

Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on catholic.org

Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel

Catholic Online Singles
Safe, secure Catholic dating

The California Studios
World-class post production service

Education
Learn the Catholic way

Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all

Student Classes
K-12 & Adult Education Classes

School Teachers
Teacher lesson plans & resources

Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education

Socials
Connect with us online

Catholic Online on Facebook
Catholic social network

Catholic Online on Twitter
Catholic Tweets

Catholic Online on YouTube
Enjoy our videos

Catholic Online on Instagram
Shared Catholic moments

Catholic Online on Pinterest
Catholic ideas style inspiration

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2018 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2018 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.