By Theodore Shoebat
ISIS just destroyed a 1600 year old church, called the Mar Behnam and Mart Sarah monastery. I did a whole video on this:
Here is a photo of the monastery being blown up by ISIS:
According to the report:
Islamic State militants have reportedly blown up a fourth-century monastery near Qaraqosh, according to pictures posted by the terrorist group on Twitter.
The photos show the tomb complex of Mar Behnam and Mart Sarah monastery reduced to rubble by the blast. Local Kurdish media later confirmed the explosion.
The monastery was built by the Assyrian King Senchareb about 1,600 years ago, although substantial changes were made to the building in the 14th century. It originally belonged to the Syriac Orthodox Church, but came under the Syriac Catholic Church in the 19th century.
Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Yonan, the leader of the Syriac Catholic Church, said: “We are very very saddened to see this kind of destruction and violent turmoil.”
The monastery was captured by the militants last July, shortly before the town of Qaraqosh – the largest Christian town in Iraq – was overtaken in August.
The three monks who were living there at the time were forced to flee, taking nothing with them, Yonan said, speaking from Beirut, Lebanon.
He described the monastery as “a beacon of spirituality”. “It used to be a kind of oasis for the Nineveh villages during spring and summer,” he said.
The monastery was also known for its carvings, and Yonan said there were still some important manuscripts kept there.
Its quite sad. While the righteous monasteries are destroyed, all of the wicked churches filled with wicked and gluttonous pastors remain in the multitudes in the Western world.