Marc-André Argentino

Marc-André Argentino is a PhD candidate at Concordia Univeristy. He is also a Digital Fellow of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) as well as a research fellow at the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE). Marc-André is a subject matter expert on, religious and political violence, radicalization, terrorist use of the internet, online terrorist recruitment, and terrorist propaganda.


July 12, 2017

On Wednesday June 21, the great 12th Century al-Nuri mosque in Mosul was destroyed. It was in this religious space that Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi made his first public appearance as caliph during the Friday prayers on July 4, 2014, one month after ISIS’ occupation of Mosul, and a few days following the announcement of the Caliphate by Abū Muhammad al-Adnānī. The question that is now on many people’s minds is: who really destroyed the al-Nuri mosque?