Terrorists exhume a holy tomb in Syria

Fri May 3, 2013 16:18:58

Terrorists have attacked a holy tomb in Adra near Syrian capital Damascus and have taken out the buried body, sparking fierce outrage among people.

According to eye witnesses, a group of Salafis attacked tomb of Hijr ibn Adi, one of the companions to Prophet Muhammad, in small city of Adra, dug up the grave and took the body to an unknown place.


Exhumation of holy tombs is frowned upon in many countries and in Islamic belief, being referred as a disrespectful act.


Ahmad al-Khabaz who witnessed the scene told Al-Alam that attackers were celebrating their heinous act as they did it.


“This can only be a result of Wahhabi beliefs,” he said adding that, ”Is this the claimed freedom they (the opposition) want for Syrian people? Do they want to free Syrians from their culture, humanity and Islam?”.


The attackers have said that they belonged to the so called Free Syrian Army which has been the face of a bloody armed insurgency for more than two years in Syria.


Syria has been struggling with a US-backed insurgency which began in March 2011 as a protesting movement but turned to be a cover for terrorist groups including al-Qaeda and al-Nusra Front.


On Tuesday, US officials said that the White House is going to directly arm the militants to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government.