This story provides further proof — if any is still needed — of the Islamic religious roots and motivations of the Islamic State.
The Cross is symbolic of Islam’s main enemy: Christianity. Under the terms of the dhimma contract and the Pact of Omar, Christians may not display the Cross openly, either on their buildings or on their person.
The breaking of crosses is a potent symbol for Muslims of Islam’s global supremacy in the end times. Muhammad prophesied that when Isa (the Muslim Jesus) returns, he will “fight the people for the cause of Islam. He will break the cross, kill the swine and abolish jizya” and establish the rule of Allah throughout the world (Hadith from Sunan Abu Dawud, Book of Battles, 37:4310).
Demolition of churches and crosses, or converting churches into mosques, is a classic trait of Islam’s treatment of Christians wherever it has conquered for fourteen centuries now. In our days, Muslims are even taking to breaking crosses in cemeteries, as seen in the infamous YouTube videos of 2012.