The Islamic State released yet another set of images of militants desecrating Christian history, this time shattering ancient graves in Mosul.
The images were released in a post on official Islamic State media last week entitled” Leveling Graves and Erasing Pagan Symbols.”
“The April 16 destruction of Christian graves in Mosul, Iraq by the Islamic State (ISIS) is part of the organization’s ongoing campaign against Christianity, in the Middle East and throughout the Muslim world,” Steven Stalinsky, executive director of The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), who flagged the photos, told FOX News.
The images appeared on various jihadist websites before being obtained by MEMRI. Photos show militants using sledgehammers to destroy gravestones and removing any Christian imagery from the site. ISIS released a written justification for the destruction that was released along with the photos, claiming that the hadith states that graves higher than ground level must be destroyed. Additionally, any image or inscription on such a grave must be erased.