Top Muslim body Al-Azhar slams ISIS for bulldozing ancient city

2015-03-09 00:35:04 | Al Muslim News
Top Muslim body Al-Azhar slams ISIS for bulldozing ancient city


Prominent Islamic leading authority, al-Azhar University, condemned destruction of Iraq’s ancient city of Nimrud by the ISIS militants. Nimrud was founded in the 13th century BC and was considered the jewel of the Assyrian era. “Al-Azhar stresses that the destruction of cultural heritage is forbidden in Islam and rejected in total’ “What the Daesh terrorist's destruction and demolition of monuments in areas under its influence in Iraq, Syria and Libya …by claiming they are idols is a major crime against the whole world.” According the statement released by AL-Azhar University. "What Daesh is doing is a war crime that history would never forget," it said, adding that destruction of monuments was forbidden (Harram) under the Islamic law sharia. Al-Azhar also expressed "everyone concerned in the countries where Daesh and other extremist groups exist, to cooperate and eradicate them and save our Arabic and Islamic nations from their evils." After the following the day, AL Azhar University has condemned the anti Islam and anti cultural destruction by ISIS in the ancient city of Nimrud. ISIS extremist demolished ruins of the ancient city of Hatra founded during 2nd BC by the Seleucide Empire, local media reported. “ISIS stole the ancient gold and silver coins, which were used by the Assyrian kings and were stored in the city. Ancient city Hatra is located 80 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq, which was captured by ISIS militants in last year..

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