ISIS Blows Up Jonah’s Tomb in Iraq

Civil defense officials in Iraq report that ISIS has blown up the holy site thought to be the tomb of Jonah, the prophet who was swallowed by a whale in Islamic and Judeo-Christian traditions. Following through with threats to destroy any shrine deemed un-Islamic, militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria planted explosives around the tomb and detonated them remotely, officials in Mosul said. A YouTube video appears to show the explosion moments after it happened, with smoke and dust obscuring the screen.