A video has been released allegedly showing a jihadist from the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) terror group smashing the kever of the novi Yonah in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
According to the Daily Mail, Iraqi authorities have confirmed that one of the graves smashed with a sledgehammer belonged to Yonah.
“Elements of ISIS [have] controlled the mosque of the Prophet Younis (Yonah) in Mosul since they invaded the city,” Nineveh Province official Zuhair Al-Chalabi was quoted as saying by IraqiNews.com.
The destruction of the tomb, however, has yet to be independently confirmed.
Radical Muslims consider any special veneration of tombs or relics to be against the teachings of Islam. In 2001, the Taliban famously destroyed the ancient giant Buddas of Bamiyan statues in Afghanistan.