Militants from the terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) have destroyed a unique Gospel in Iraq.
“They have burned an old Gospel weighing 90 kg in Mosul. A priest had called on them to sell the book, but they did not agree,” Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun, the Grad Mufti of Syria, who is now in Russia, told Interfax-Religion.
The mufti said that such a thing as “a religious war” is unacceptable in the world.
“Religion does not reach people’s hearts by the sword,” he said.
Hassoun called on all people of good will to work on “preventing this virus from coming out of Syria and affecting the rest of the world.” He expressed concerns about the fact that attempts are being made to cause religious division in Syria.