Why would they destroy a mosque? Because it was the wrong kind of mosque: a mosque for those Rafidite dogs, the Shia. The Islamic State jihadis believe that Shi’ites are apostates and heretics and thus must be killed, and their mosques destroyed. This is not “extremism”: all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence mandate death for apostates and heretics.
Note also the photo, which accompanied this story at al Arabiya, and depicts Iraqi security forces with a captured Islamic State flag. Note that it is the same flag that New Jersey Muslim Mark Dunaway was flying outside his house, in contradiction to Hamas-linked CAIR’s claims.
“ISIS militants destroy Shiite mosque, execute muezzin,” Agence France-Presse, August 15, 2014:
Islamist militants blew up a Shiite prayer hall in the Iraqi town of Jalawla on Friday and publicly executed the muezzin, witnesses and a regional police chief said.
Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters detained the muezzin, who calls for Muslim prayers, and blew up the Jalawla husseiniyah, a term used for a Shiite place of worship.
“Then they shot him dead in front of his mosque,” said the police official for Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad.
Witnesses confirmed the execution, which came four days after ISIS militants wrested control of the town from Kurdish Peshmerga forces following two of deadly fighting.
In Sayed Ahmad village north of Jalawla, ISIS fighters also executed six policemen, the same sources said.
Kurdish forces lost at least 10 fighters in the battle for Jalawla, a strategic choke-point 130 kilometers northeast of Baghdad.
The ISIS’s Sunni extremist fighters conquered large swathes of Iraq’s Sunni heartland in June, while Diyala province is mixed