ISIS has expanded the systematic destruction of Iraq’s cultural treasures. In Mosul, the tomb of Jonah, revered by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam alike, has been “turned…to sand” by ISIS explosives placed so as to achieve the barbarity in one explosion. The Nabi Younes Mosque which housed the shrine also has been destroyed.
This gang has been systematically destroying all of the shrines and graves in the territory it has seized from Iraq, under the claimed…theory…that it’s unholy to worship at such things or to venerate anyone but Mohammed. On the other hand, they also find it convenient simply to rob from valuable collections of antiquities, such as the Mosul Museum.
How does one discriminate between this barbarian and that one? It isn’t necessary. Both want the same response.