Mali: Islamists Vow to Destroy All Shrines

Discussion in 'Religion and Spirituality' started by Options12, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Options12

    Options12 Guest

    “Not a single mausoleum will remain in Timbuktu, Allah doesn’t like it. We are in the process of smashing all the hidden mausoleums in the area”, Abou Dardar, leader of the Islamist Ansar Dine group, told AFP. The rebels claim that the mausoleums are an affront to Allah.

    After a coup in Mali in March, the country’s president Amadou Toumani Toure was ousted. Since then, the north and east of the country have been occupied by Tuareg rebels and other separatists and al-Qaeda linked militant groups. The rebels have imposed a strict version of the Islamic law. The vandalisms of UNESCO World Heritage sites came one day after some other Islamists announced that they had amputated two people's hands.The spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued a statement: “The High Representative is deeply shocked by the brutal destruction of mausoleums and holy shrines in Timbuktu. She calls for the urgent protection of this unique African cultural and religious heritage. Their destruction is a tragedy not only for the people of Mali, but for the whole world”.
  2. maxpi


    Islam produces psychopathic style thinking and behavior. Either that or it provides a venue for psychopaths to rise to leadership and a book they can use to convince their followers to carry out destruction. Mafia culture is one in which pretty muchly only a psychopath can rise to the top, we saw the same thing in marxist Russia and China.
  3. pspr


    Maybe they will destroy their own Dome of The Rock temple and save the Israelis the trouble of doing it some day.