Posts tagged ‘Tomb of Sheikh Mohammed Ali’


How does destroying buildings save children? (It doesn’t.)

When I reported the destruction of Sheikh Mohammed Ali’s tomb, I excluded photos of another site that I had not identified. The second “landmark of polytheism” was the tomb of Nizar Abu Bahaaeddine, which is – or was – by an oasis outside Palmyra.

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Islamic State has destroyed Sheikh Mohammed Ali’s tomb, outside Palmyra, Syria

As a flood of fanboys’ tweets about “shirk” (polytheism) in Palmyra suggest, a structure built by monotheists for a monotheist has been destroyed outside Palmyra. Ceftali notified me that the Islamic State had destroyed Sheikh Mohammed Ali’s tomb, on Tal Mohamed Ali, north of Palmyra.

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