Was a bit surprised to find this hadn't been posted yet. Even did an "advanced search" to make sure. Why would they do that? Residents told reporters that the militants claimed the mosque had become a place for apostasy, not prayer. However, the truth is probably more sinister than that. As a Hebrew prophet, Jonah carried a foreboding for ISIS, made up mostly of radical Islamists. The story of Jonah is of a reluctant Jew who knew that following God's command would likely result in the repentance of the Assyrian nation, of which Nineveh was the capital. Though the Assyrians were not Arab, ISIS and many Muslims nonetheless claim the ancient nation's greatness greatly influenced the Arab conquerors of Assyria, and they claim the history as their own, even though technically, and rightfully, it is not. Jonah's story illustrates the power of God, even the love God has for the lost of any nation, tribe, tongue or creed. They could not let the tomb remain. Jonah's story proves Islam wrong, that the God of Israel and Christians is the One True God. That title does not belong to Allah.