Archive for July 12th, 2014


the Tomb of Jonah may have been destroyed, but it was not destroyed in this video: a retraction and correction are in order [accurate but out-of-date]

[Update (25th July 2014): on the 24th of July, the Islamic State destroyed the Tomb of the Prophet Jonah – indeed, the entire Mosque of the Prophet Yunus. This blog post accurately debunks a piece of propaganda that claimed its destruction before.]

For a time, the destruction of the Tomb of Jonah was the most popular story on one of the most popular news websites in the world – yet it was demonstrably false. Such false reports can expose people to risk or directly trigger harm. The Iraqi News, the Daily Mail and others need to retract and correct their stories immediately.

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