ISIL, in Arabic: Daesh (داعش), proclaims to be a Sunni caliphate in the middle east. The hypocrite Western Media label them as “Sunni extremists” instead of “Wahhabi terrorists”, in a propaganda against peace-loving and Sufism-oriented Sunni Muslims.
But if we picture this “Islamic caliphate”, nothing seems to be Islamic. Instead, they are continuously destroying historic mosques and Muslim shrines throughout the territories ruled by them. These include not just Shia and Sufi shrines, but even the shrines of Islamic Prophets (the biblical figures) Yūnus, Jarjīs, Shīth ʻalayhim as-salām and others. There is no end to the atrocities and crimes committed by these short-sighted, dim-witted beasts in human form. The noble Sahāba raḍiyAllāhu ʻanhum used to call them “The Dogs of Hell”, and the technical name for such criminals in Islamic legal theory is Khawārij, plural of Khārijī (one who is expelled).
Below is a brief list of Muslim holy places destroyed by the ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Maqāms (shrines) of Islamic prophets
In Iraq, there are many places where, according to legends, Islamic prophets are buried. Even if the legends may not be true, a place becomes sacred if it is attributed to sacred persons and visited by local Muslims. Destroying such symbols of Islam in the name of Islamic law can only be an act of a fool who understands nothing about Islam, let alone the law.
The beautiful mosque of Prophet Yūnus ʻalayhi as-salām (biblical Jonah), in Mosul (Iraq), was demolished by the ISIL in July 2014. The complex hosted the mosque and the shrine of Prophet Yūnus. The news story and pictures of the demolished mosque can be seen here.
The locals protested against this heinous crime, but the ISIL arrested their leaders and flogged them.
The mosque and shrine of Islamic Prophet Jarjīs ʻalayhi as-salām (biblical George), built in 14th century, was also destroyed by the ISIL in Mosul, Iraq, in the same month July 2014. The news story can be read here.