URGENT: Destruction of Yonus Shrine (Biblical Jonah) protested by Mosul residents. Protest leaders flogged by ISIL.

A member of ISIL flogging a resident of Mosul. Representational file photo.
A member of ISIL flogging a resident of Mosul. Representational file photo.

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) The Imam of Arahma mosque in Mosul, Sheikh Riad Wasif Ghurairy, said that the terrorist gangs from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant flogged 23 young men who lead demonstrators who criticized the bombing of the shrine of the Prophet Yunus which IraqiNews.com reported yesterday: URGENT: ISIL destroys Mosque of Biblical Jonah, Prophet Yunus

Ghurairy said in an interview with IraqiNews.com that “after the crime of exploding the shrine of Prophet Yunus ISIL’s popularity has fallen dramatically and a big demonstration formed after Friday prayers criticizing this action, but the gangs ISIL arrested its leadership and flogged everyone of them a hundred lashes.”

Ghurairy added that “the terrorist gangs of ISIL carried out a strange procedure after Friday prayers. They searched residential buildings in the neighborhood of the Yonus shrine under the pretext that they were looking for government informants who are leaking information and images of ISIL’s crimes.”

Yesterday, the Mosque of Prophet Yunus, Biblical Jonah, was completely destroyed by terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Also, the organization of ISIL had destroyed a number of shrines under the pretext that they represented signs of polytheism according to their extreme interpretation of Sharia Law.

ISIL has been rampaging through Iraq, destroying world-famous antiquities and holy sites of Shia Muslims, Sufi Muslims, Christians, Yazidis and any other group they oppose as reported extensively by IraqiNews.com:

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