More lunacy from the ‘Religion of Peace’
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) destroys Iraqi shrines and orders the mutilation of women
FOLLOWING the destruction yesterday of shrines in the northern city of Mosul of two so-called prophets – Jonah (he who swallowed a whale, or whatever) and Daniel (of the lions’ den myth) – it is reported today that ISIS will likely implement a fatwa forcing all females in Mosul aged between 11 and 46 to undergo genital mutilation (FGM).
William Warda, head of media relations at Hammurabi Human Rights Organization, said:
We’re sure ISIS will follow through with what they’ve announced.
Women working for ISIS may be used to check whether or not females are genitally mutilated, said Warda, a leading member of the Assyrian Democratic Movement.
ISIS has women, who have their faces veiled, carrying weapons to intimidate families.
Asked if these women were Iraqi, he said:
Their accents were particularly from Mosul itself. These women were either lured to work with ISIS or were forced.
Women in Mosul are scared to leave their homes, Warda added.
Jacqueline Badcock, the number two UN officials in Iraq, told reporters that the ISIS order would potentially affect four million women and girls.
This is something very new for Iraq, particularly in this area, and is of grave concern and does need to be addressed. This is not the will of Iraqi people, or the women of Iraq in these vulnerable areas covered by the terrorists.
Meanwhile a security source, who kept his identity anonymous, revealed that:
ISIS militants have destroyed the Prophet Younis (Jonah) shrine east of Mosul city after they seized control of the mosque completely.
The militants closed all of the mosque doors and prevented worshippers from entering to pray.
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.
An endowment official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, and Mosul residents, said 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 (Jonah), which has been turned to dust.
Meanwhile, a local Mosul official, Zuhair al-Chalabi said that the “Prophet” Daniel’s tomb was also destroyed. While Daniel is considered to be a prophet by Muslims, he is not mentioned in the Koran.
ISIS implanted explosives around Prophet Daniel’s tomb in Mosul and blasted it, leading to its destruction.
Mosul is living in an extremely hard and horrible situation.
Hat tip: Antony Niall