ISIS burns hundreds of Christian books in Mosul in its latest attempt to wipe the religion from civilisation

 ISIS has released a video purporting to show members of its religious police burning hundreds of Christian books which it considers blasphemous towards Allah.
The footage shows a militant tossing pamphlets and manuscripts bearing crucifixes on the front cover onto a bonfire in the terror group's stronghold of Mosul in northern Iraq.
It is the latest incident in which the jihadists have sought to purge society of anything that doesn't conform to their violent interpretation of Islam.
 In February last year, it destroyed around 10,000 books and more than 700 rare manuscripts when it blew up the main library in Mosul.

They are thought to have included its collection of Iraqi newspapers dating to the early 20th century, maps and books from the Ottoman Empire and book collections contributed by around 100 of Mosul's establishment families.
Speaking at the time, one local said a bearded militant told him: 'These books promote infidelity and call for disobeying Allah. So they will be burned.'


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