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Tomb of the prophet Daniel reported destroyed in Iraq

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    Baghdad, July 29, 2007 - The tomb of the prophet Daniel was destroyed Sunday in Baquba, the provincial capital of Diyala, a police source told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa. "Unidentified individuals planted a load of high explosives around the tomb of the prophet Daniel in al-Wajihiya area, thus destroying it completely and razing it to the ground," the source said.

    The attack was carried out by gunmen, who later attacked residents of a nearby village, killing five and kidnapping at least 13 others, the independent news agency Voices of Iraq (VOI) reported.

    "A group of gunmen using 4x4 vehicles planted a load of explosives around the tomb and detonated it bringing down the edifice and its green dome," the source told VOI.

    "The gunmen proceeded to Bahbasa village near al-Wajihiya and killed five villagers and kidnapped at least 13 others, fleeing the scene unscathed," he added.

    Al-Wajihiya lies in al-Maqdadiya district, one of the adminstrative districts of Diyala, which lies 57 Kilometres north- east Baghdad.

    Daniel was one of the most important prophets in the Old Testament.

  • #2
    Oh My GOD!!

    Mish bas violating the resting place of the dead and disrespecting Allah himself, but a PROPHET?! A PROPHET??!!!

    Allah yil3anhon ya rabb... InshaAllah yin7ir2ou bi asfal wadi jahanam

    ...sigh... la hawla wala quwata illa bi Allah


    • #3
      What exactly is "Earth Times" (the periodical in which the article was published)? And what is "Voices of Iraq"? Dreadful news either way, but I'm just curious about the sources.



      • #4
        Deutsche Presse-Agentur

        Aswat Al Iraq / Voices of Iraq

        The report is also being carried by a number of other news sites, including an Iranian report which adds the important caveat "The attack came a short time after they completely destroyed a tomb which some residents believe to be the tomb of the prophet Daniel."

        I am aware that claims are also made that Daniel's tomb is located in the province of Kirkuk, and another claim is that his tomb is in Iran.


        • #5
          Either way it's someone's burial place, I guess. Very sad



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