Posts tagged ‘Yezidi’

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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07/08/2014

There is no evidence (yet) that the Islamic State has destroyed the Yezidi Shrine of Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir (Şêx Adî) in Lalish

Rumours are spreading that the Islamic State has destroyed the Shrine of Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir (Şêx Adî) at Lalish. ‘ISIS militants blow up the holiest Yezidi shrine (the tomb of Sheikh Adi in Lalish, northern Iraq/Kurdistan).’ Bizarrely, at least some of them are doing so using a video explicitly titled ‘Islamic State al Khilafah destroyed the temple (tomb) of the Yezidis in Sinjar, Iraq.’

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07/08/2014

The Islamic State has not been able to destroy the Yezidi Shrine of Sherfedin (Quba Şêx Şerfedîn)

On the 3rd of August, Êzîdî Press @EzidiPress was very clear: ‘The [site of] pilgrimage of Yezidis “Quba Şêx Şerfedîn” in Shingal was not destroyed.’

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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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