Report: jihadists destroy St. George’s mausoleum in Mosul
Catholic World News - July 29, 2014
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the jihadist group that took over Mosul in June and subsequently expelled Christians from the city, has destroyed the mausoleum of St. George, the city’s patron saint, according to L’Osservatore Romano.
In Islam, St. George is honored as a prophet, and the Associated Press reported that a 14th-century mosque dedicated to him was destroyed.
The Sunni jihadists have also destroyed ancient Shiite mosques dedicated to Seth, the son of Adam and Eve, and Jonah. The latter mosque reputedly housed Jonah’s tomb.
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