Posts tagged ‘Shrine of Sayeda Zeinab’

11/08/2014

There is no evidence (yet) of the destruction of the Shrine of Sayeda Zeinab

First I debunked claims of that the Islamic State (1) had destroyed the Shrine of Sayeda Zeinab (2) in Sinjar (3), then I confirmed the source of those claims with other evidence. Inevitably, the time has come for me to debunk myself. I explained my nagging doubts about that evidence the other day, and AndrĂ¡s Riedlmayer judged that my querying was probably right.

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09/08/2014

Double, triple, quadruple-checking: is this evidence that the Shrine of Sayeda Zeinab has been destroyed?

Previously, I debunked fabricated evidence of the destruction of the Shrine of Sayeda Zeinab in Sinjar, but I immediately updated it with confirmation of that destruction that had been published while I had been debunking the propaganda. And the confirmation may be correct. But some of the evidence is still niggling away at the back of my mind.

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04/08/2014

Note: the Shrine-Mosque of Sayeda Zeinab [may have] been destroyed [but there is no evidence]

Just to ensure that e-mail subscribers are up-to-date, I’ve updated my primary post on the Shrine-Mosque of Sayeda Zeinab: Iraqi TV footage from the site after the destruction has been published; the site has [may have] been destroyed [but the TV footage does not show the Shrine of Sayeda Zeinab].

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04/08/2014

The Shrine of Sayeda Zeinab [may have] been destroyed (Sinjar, Iraq, 3rd August 2014) [but there is no evidence]

Mark @markito0171, who reported the destruction of the Tomb of Jonah/Mosque of Yunus correctly, provided perhaps the first English-language report: ‘#Iraq’i TV: #IslamicState blow up “Sayeda Zeinab shrine” in #Sinjar west of #Mosul.’ But no more reliable information, only definitely fake evidence, has emerged since then. [Immediate update: the site has been destroyed. Following update (13th August 2014): alleged TV footage does not show the Shrine of Sayeda Zeinab; there is still no evidence that the shrine has been destroyed.]

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