The Mosques of Mosul (no more)

“We lived together side-by-side (with Muslims) for 14 centuries. We still want to communicate and live together,” Sako said.

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Mosul, Iraq (05 July 2014)….Muslims
persecuted because they are the wrong type of muslim. Muslim mosque(s)
erased because it was the prayer room of the apostate.
Our heroes are your villains. This is how
civilization will end, brothers fighting against brothers. Only
chance…give the sisters a chance.

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Images emerged on Saturday purporting to show that Islamist militants,
who seized parts of northern and western Iraq last month, had destroyed
at least 10 shrines and mosques in the province of Nineveh.




Photos from Nineveh showed bulldozers plowing through walls, demolishing
four shrines of Sunni Arab or Sufi origin. Explosives were used to
destroy six Shiite mosques.




Residents of Mosul, which is the capital of Nineveh, said the militants
had also occupied two cathedrals belonging to Chaldean and Orthodox
Christians.
Crosses on their frontages had been replaced by the black flag of the
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the group which recently
declared itself to be an “Islamic State.”


Iraq’s most senior Christian leader, Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako,
appealed on Saturday for the release of two nuns and three orphans who
went missing on Tuesday in Mosul. He appealed to “scholars in Mosul and tribal sheikhs” to help locate the
five and arrange their release, according to the news agency AFP.

“We lived together side-by-side (with Muslims) for 14 centuries. We still want to communicate and live together,” Sako said. According to Sako, “at most” only 500,000 Christians remain in Iraq. Before 2003 they numbered 1.2 million.

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Link: http://www.dw.de/images-show-shrines-demolished-in-iraq/a-17760683

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