demolition of another mosque in Aleppo, Syria, 26th April 2015

A propaganda record of the destruction of a mosque in the Aleppo governorate of Syria was in another load of material that I was sent by @oivej at the end of April. Reinforcing the points of yesterday’s post on desecration and demolition of tombs and temples under the Islamic State, this crime does not appear to have been reported more widely than a couple of news sites and tweets (and a range of jihadist media).

Scant record

If my machine translation isn’t wholly inaccurate, which it may be, (one of) the Islamic State’s justpaste.it data dump(s) characterised the attack as the demolition of a Sharkey (shirk(i)?) shrine in the area of Dar al-Fath by men of Hisbah (those who ensure the observance of Shari’ah) [هدم مزار شركي في منطقة دار الفتح من قبل رجال الحسبة]. Dar al-Fath is former Dayr Hafir/Deir Hafer in north-western Syria.

Searching for the title and images of the propaganda today, I still didn’t find much apart from Egyptian news site Dot Msr‘s report (by Omar Sabbagh), Syrian news site Aksalser’s republication of the images, which (I think) identified the site as a Circassian shrine, an Islamic State media Tumblr, (a withdrawn post on) an Islamic State-aligned site that is registered in the Central African Republic, a jihadist blog (which is rooted in a site that is registered in the New Zealand territory of Tokelau), an Islamic State-aligned Malaysian blog, a jihadist bulletin board and some tweets (most from now suspended accounts or deleted accounts).

Aside

Obviously this is an impression rather than an evidence-based conclusion, but I do have the impression that many of the republications and archives of previous rounds of propaganda were on Malaysian social media accounts.

Images

demolition in Syria under the Islamic State (26th April 2015)

demolition in Syria under the Islamic State (26th April 2015)

demolition in Syria under the Islamic State (26th April 2015)

demolition in Syria under the Islamic State (26th April 2015)

demolition in Syria under the Islamic State (26th April 2015)

demolition in Syria under the Islamic State (26th April 2015)

demolition in Syria under the Islamic State (26th April 2015)

demolition in Syria under the Islamic State (26th April 2015)

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