From MSN News.
Islamic State completely destroyed the shrine of Nabi Yunus after telling local families to stay away and closing the roads to a distance of 500 metres from the shrine," said the official at the Sunni endowment, which manages Sunni religious affairs in Iraq.Prior to leveling the Nabi Yunus . the terrorist group has been taking sledge hammers to century old tombs through out Mosul. They are also massacring civilians in those areas of Iraq that they control.
The endowment official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, and Mosul residents told AFP it took the Sunni extremists an hour to rig the shrine with explosives.
"They 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," said a witness who did not wish to give his name.
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.
Husseiniyas are Shiite places of worship that are also used as community centres.
The official listed the most notable losses to Muslim heritage as being the shrines of Imam Yahya Ibn al-Qassem, Aoun al-Din and Nabi Danial.
"But the worst destruction was of Nabi Yunus, which has been turned to dust," he said.
Reporting by the Daily Mail
ISIS militants believe giving special veneration to tombs and relics is against the teachings of Islam.
Speaking of the latest attack, Ninevah official Zuhair Al-Chalabi, told IraqiNews.com: 'The elements of ISIS [have] controlled the mosque of the Prophet Younis in Mosul since they invaded the city.'
'[They] engaged in the process of tampering with the contents of the Mosque. It is still held by them until now.'
The shrine of the Prophet Seth (Shayth) was also destroyed by rebels, according to reports.
These guys are bad news. I fear they are going to haunt the world for a very long time. Thanks George W. Bush for yet another catastrophe that can be tied directly to your incompetency.
These terrorists do not represent Islam. Even Al-Qaeda thinks they are psychopaths. Which reminds me, remember these guys in Afghanistan.