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Officials: ISIS blows up Jonah's tomb in Iraq
CNN ^ | 7/24/2014

Posted on 07/24/2014 6:05:01 PM PDT by markomalley

If you blink during the video, you might miss the moment Jonah's tomb in Mosul, Iraq, explodes.

The first few frames show the revered shrine towering over its landscape. There's a sudden burst of dust, fire and smoke.

Then, nothing.

CNN could not immediately confirm the authenticity of the video, which was posted to YouTube.

The holy site is thought to be the burial place of the prophet Jonah, who was swallowed by a whale or fish in both the Islamic and Judeo-Christian traditions.

Militants belonging to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, planted explosives around the tomb and detonated the explosion remotely Thursday, civil defense officials there told CNN.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; isis; jonah; rop

1 posted on 07/24/2014 6:05:01 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I saw a you tube of the ISIS bass turds sledge hammering it, supposedly


2 posted on 07/24/2014 6:07:23 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: markomalley

Abominable, disgusting, a total travesty.

And where is Barack Soebarkah? FUNDRAISING?! I HATE this usurper!!!!!! He is undoubtedly the most feckless world leader in the history of humankind. Neville Chamberlain X 100000


3 posted on 07/24/2014 6:08:40 PM PDT by Viennacon (Barry Obama? No... Barack Hussein Soebarkah.)
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To: markomalley

Just damn.


4 posted on 07/24/2014 6:09:06 PM PDT by mware
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To: markomalley

Only Scum of the earth would do this.


5 posted on 07/24/2014 6:12:31 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: markomalley

Well, they know the Iraqis are too timid to take back their country, the American regime is busy with its collective head up its ass, and Europe is typically paralyzed in its own apathy.

Thus, ISIS can act with total impunity.


6 posted on 07/24/2014 6:13:32 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: markomalley
"I also underscored the point that, in the absence of political movement [towards 'a government that is inclusive and representative of all Iraqis'], any support the U.S. Government might consider providing could have only limited, short-term effects," [CENTCOMCINC] Austin said in a statement.

Well, by the time the long term rolls around, all the Christians will be dead and everything Holy will be blown to smithereens. Sometimes you have to fight the fire before you worry about installing sprinkler systems.

And you can be damned sure ISIS isn't worried about inclusiveness.

7 posted on 07/24/2014 6:15:11 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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To: Viennacon

I believe we better get ready to suffer more loss and some of it much closer to home.


8 posted on 07/24/2014 6:15:38 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Viennacon
Øbama certainly has it over Nero, fiddling fundraising while Rome the world burns.
9 posted on 07/24/2014 6:16:32 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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To: markomalley

Well, the tomb was apparently built on top of some Assyrian ruins; and archaeologists could never dig at the site because the mosque was there. Now that is (or will be) changed.

And—hence—maybe some real info about Jonah might turn up.


10 posted on 07/24/2014 6:20:33 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: markomalley

Somewhere Obama is smiling.


11 posted on 07/24/2014 6:21:51 PM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: RitaOK

Undoubtedly.

We have the capability to CARPET BOMB Isis into the stone age, but who expect Obama to take on his friends?


12 posted on 07/24/2014 6:21:53 PM PDT by Viennacon (Barry Obama? No... Barack Hussein Soebarkah.)
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To: markomalley

The mid-eastern klansmen’s jihad advances relentlessly. Paleo-nazis cleansing their lands. History unfolding and evidences of an alternative ideology wiped out forever.


13 posted on 07/24/2014 6:23:57 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: markomalley
Islam's War Against Civilization is far from over.
14 posted on 07/24/2014 6:25:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: NonValueAdded

“Some men just want to watch the world burn.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efHCdKb5UWc


15 posted on 07/24/2014 6:31:32 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: markomalley
I saw Obama dancing with delight, the day Christianity died.
16 posted on 07/24/2014 6:32:23 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: markomalley

That did not look like an ancient building to me. It had a tower that looked like a Islamic Minaret which hardly could be ancient. I betting it was a Shiite Mosque


17 posted on 07/24/2014 6:37:07 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: markomalley

Jonah stayed in Nineveh? I thought he hated the place.


18 posted on 07/24/2014 6:37:19 PM PDT by DManA
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To: CondorFlight

“some real info about Jonah might turn up”

The facts are in The Book.


19 posted on 07/24/2014 6:43:50 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: ScottinVA
Thus, ISIS can act with total impunity.

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Galatians 6:7

Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, Hebrews 9:27

20 posted on 07/24/2014 6:52:40 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know")
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To: markomalley

Still more demonic behavior from Moslems.

Freep rules forbid me from saying what to do about it.


21 posted on 07/24/2014 7:05:12 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: markomalley

Absolutely no respect for history. I see a curse about to come calling...


22 posted on 07/24/2014 7:15:51 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: markomalley

QUESTION: How certain are we that this is indeed Jonah’s tomb?

I didn’t know that Jonah eventually lived in Babylon...


23 posted on 07/24/2014 7:54:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I believe Mosul was Nineveh.


24 posted on 07/24/2014 8:21:31 PM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: markomalley

Keep at your work, sodomites. Your reward will be here, soon, and well due.


25 posted on 07/24/2014 8:38:29 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: markomalley

26 posted on 07/24/2014 9:18:48 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (false claims of racism--the first refuge of a liberal scoundrel)
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To: markomalley

Blowing up Jonah’s tomb seems a little girly to me. Blowing up a shrine doesn’t take much skill. I can live with it, because there is the empty tomb. That’s what I believe and their cowardly attacks can’t change that one. As usual, they fight and attack those whom do not fight back, they hide in women’s burkas and do evil. Call me, unimpressed.


27 posted on 07/25/2014 2:38:46 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: markomalley

It appears it was just a mosque anyway. These guys are hell bent on destroying anything of ancient value, but as long as it was a mosque I’m ok with it.


28 posted on 07/25/2014 2:44:26 AM PDT by Monty22002
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To: markomalley

That was a whale of an explosion! ( sorry couldn’t resist.)


29 posted on 07/25/2014 2:48:01 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: killermosquito

RE: I believe Mosul was Nineveh.

So, I guess Jonah stayed in Nineveh and never went back home... who knew?


30 posted on 07/25/2014 4:24:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: markomalley

No A-10s yet?


31 posted on 07/25/2014 5:15:56 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: ScottinVA

Like Putin.


32 posted on 07/25/2014 9:13:00 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The GOP-e scum enlisted Democrats to steal the Republican primary. The GOP-e can go to Hell.)
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To: CondorFlight

So maybe someone will get to look for a dead fish? Looks to me like we don’t have to flatten the ME——the inbred Islamoflack muzziefreeks are going to flatten it themselves. At some point they’ll all be sitting in piles of rubble complaining about how poorass they are——and complaining it’s Bush’s fault.


33 posted on 07/25/2014 10:40:59 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Cubs Fan

34 posted on 07/25/2014 11:07:38 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: markomalley
Looks CNN (and all of the MSM, hopefully not Fox) has dropped "terrorist" for "extremist" to make Obama feel better.

As far as Jonah's tomb, I personally doubt that God would allow one of his prized, beloved prophets to be desecrated like this. In foreknowledge of these events, thousands of years ago God probably had Jonah's remains safely tucked away where no one knows.

35 posted on 07/25/2014 12:05:56 PM PDT by PapaNew (Freedom always wins the debate in the forum of ideas)
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To: markomalley
Officials: ISIS blows up Jonah's tomb in Iraq

That must have been one whale of a bomb!!!

36 posted on 07/25/2014 1:45:33 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: yldstrk

Something smells fishy about this report...


37 posted on 07/25/2014 1:46:09 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

It’s a whale of a tale.


38 posted on 07/25/2014 1:46:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DManA
I thought he hated the place.

He did seem to pout a lot...

39 posted on 07/25/2014 1:47:20 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Candor7

I could just throw up!

I’m late again!


40 posted on 07/25/2014 1:48:26 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Candor7

ELSIE!

Redeem thyself!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=8Vmnq5dBF7Y


41 posted on 07/25/2014 1:53:23 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: markomalley

Obama doesn’t care about religious or historical icons anyway. His only God is Government, and faith its leaders(himself for now).


42 posted on 07/25/2014 2:31:19 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Jack Hammer
Still more demonic behavior from Moslems. Freep rules forbid me from saying what to do about it.

Demonic is too kind. They are sub-human, sub-garbage, sub-scum.

43 posted on 07/25/2014 5:30:24 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

Heard some interesting thoughts on Jonah the other day. Remember that God created the fish that swallowed Jonah...it was a made to order fish. And God commanded (as the Word says) that the fish spit him out at Ninevah. The Ninevites worshipped Dagon, half man, half fish. If they saw a man come out of a fish...is it any wonder the whole nation, from the king on down repented when Jonah told them to?


44 posted on 07/25/2014 7:06:46 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: freepertoo
It would tend to get yer attention!


Jonah 2 New International Version (NIV)
 
 1 From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God. 2 He said:
 
“In my distress I called to the Lord,
    and he answered me.
From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help,
    and you listened to my cry.
3 You hurled me into the depths,
    into the very heart of the seas,
    and the currents swirled about me;
all your waves and breakers
    swept over me.
4 I said, ‘I have been banished
    from your sight;
yet I will look again
    toward your holy temple.’
5 The engulfing waters threatened me,
    the deep surrounded me;
    seaweed was wrapped around my head.
6 To the roots of the mountains I sank down;
    the earth beneath barred me in forever.
But you, Lord my God,
    brought my life up from the pit.
 
7 “When my life was ebbing away,
    I remembered you, Lord,
and my prayer rose to you,
    to your holy temple.
 
8 “Those who cling to worthless idols
    turn away from God’s love for them.
9 But I, with shouts of grateful praise,
    will sacrifice to you.
What I have vowed I will make good.
    I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’”
 
10 And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
 
Johan 3:1-5
 
1 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.”
 
3 Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it. 4 Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” 5 The Ninevites believed God. 

45 posted on 07/26/2014 4:20:25 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: freepertoo

Oh Lord!

Please send a Jonah to AMERICA!!!

46 posted on 07/26/2014 4:21:01 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

Amen, Elsie!


47 posted on 07/26/2014 12:07:24 PM PDT by freepertoo
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