The video shows Muslims doing what Muslims have been doing from the dawn of Islam to the present: Breaking the cross, in emulation of their prophet who broke the cross whenever he came upon one (per canonical Bukhari hadith).
Raymond Ibrahim As such, and according to the caption on the video, Muslims were “purifying” the ancient Christian region of Nineveh, Syria, of its “symbols of polytheism,” which included, not just the crucifix, but Christian icons and statues, all of which the jihadists smashed.
Such behavior, it should be noted, is immensely commonplace. Hardly a few days go by without some cross throwing some Muslims somewhere into a fit (most recently, a soccer player’s cross).
Indeed, just a few weeks ago in Pakistan, thousands of Muslims rioted after some Christians were accused—as usual, falsely—of desecrating a Koran. The rampaging Muslims set 25 churches aflame and desecrated at least one Christian cemetery. Discussing this savagery, the Rev. Deacon Daud Irshad, observed:
The two videos below from Pakistan, are still up on Youtube, but as history has shown, once they go up on BNI, sooner or later, they will be taken down.
Videos of these “every day” Pakistanis breaking the cross are very reminiscent of the “terrorist” behavior of ISIS (who, as we are forever told, “have nothing to do with Islam”).
While one can point to many other recent examples of Muslims attacking churches and destroying crosses all around the Islamic world, it is enough to note that this same exact savagery has become commonplace even in the West, where churches and crosses are routinely attacked—two churches every day in France alone—by Muslims. For numerous examples, read this article.