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July 13, 2014

video of “destruction of Tomb of Prophet Jonah” may be from Syria, is from at least six months ago [accurate but out-of-date]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.]

Regarding the alleged destruction of the Tomb of the Prophet Jonah, in the past week or so, I’ve documented the contradictory unevidenced claims of the past month (which, sadly, persist), good evidence that alleged video evidence was false, conclusive proof that the alleged evidence was false, and the spread and danger of the false evidence. Now, Abdul Malek (@truthsMaster) has provided evidence that the video is at least six months old, and may have been filmed in Raqqa, Syria. [Update (16th July 2014): it is at least ten months old, and may have been filmed in Tadouf, Syria.]

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