Monday, September 29, 2014

Iraq, Islamic State: ISIL Kills Woman Activist for Protesting Destruction of Historic Sites

Samira Salih al-Nuaimi, a prominent female human rights lawyer from Mosul, Iraq, was recently tortured and publicly executed for speaking out in her Facebook page against ISIL's destruction of historic sites in Mosul. She is one of many women who have been killed by ISIL, including five female politicians.

"By torturing and executing a female human rights' lawyer and activist, defending in particular the civil and human rights of her fellow citizens in Mosul, ISIS continues to attest to its infamous nature, combining hatred, nihilism and savagery, as well as its total disregard of human decency," Nickolay Mladenov, the U.N. envoy to Iraq, said in a statement, referring to the group by an acronym.

Samira Sali al-Nuaimi was a wife and mother of three children.


Here's a partial list of the religious sites destroyed by ISIL:

1. Tomb of Jonah 

2. Grave of Khawla Bint al-Azwar

3. Shia Saad bin Aqeel Husseiniya Shrine in Tal Afar

4. Mosul's al-Qubba Husseiniya Mosque

5. Mosul grave of Abu al-Hassan al-Jazari known as ibn al-Athir

6. Tomb and Shrine of Ahmed ar-Rifa'i

7. Shrine and grave of Sheikh Ibrahim 

8. Shia Shiekh Jawad Mosque in Tal Afar

9. The Qaddo Moque, Mosque of Imam Saad bin Aqueel, Mosque of the Martyr of Lashkar-e-Mulla

10. Mosques from Tel Afar: Mosques of Imam Sadiq, al-Abbas, Ar-Mahmoud, Ahl al-Beit and Hashim Antr

11. Shrine of Ammar bin Yassser and Owais al-qarni in Raqqa

12. Assyrian Green Church and Forty Shrine Mosque (oldest Islamic religious shrine in Iraq) of Tikrit, Iraq

13. Arbaeen Walk Shrine inTikrit

14, Mosque and shirne of the Prophet Jirjis in Mosul 

15. Mosque of the Prophet Sheeth (Seth)

16. Tomb of Ammar ibn Yasir, destroyed by Al Nusra around March 2013

Photos courtesy of Hyperallergic and BuzzFeed News
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Tags: ISIL,Islamic State, destruction, Samira Saleh al-Naimi, Nauimy, Nauimi, woman, Iraqi, lawyer,religious sites, historic sites, Tomb of Jonah, Iraq, Syria, Middle East

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