Another Day in Paradise

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    This NY Times article says Mali Islamists "preach a strict form of Islam."
    Clearly that should read "imposes a strict form of Islam at the point of a gun."

    Islamist Militants in Mali Continue to Destroy Shrines (July 2, 2012)

    DAKAR, Senegal — Islamists who have taken control of one of Africa’s most historic cities, Timbuktu, smashed the wooden door of an old mosque on Monday, continuing a campaign of destruction of religious monuments that has drawn condemnation from the United Nations and the International Criminal Court.

    Timbuktu and the rest of northern Mali are off limits to Western journalists, who have been threatened with reprisals by the Islamist groups that now control the region.

    Over the weekend, the Islamists of Ansar Dine — the group that has controlled Timbuktu and much of northern Mali since a coup d’état and a successful revolt against the central authority in March — destroyed at least a half-dozen above-ground mausoleums of religious leaders venerated in Timbuktu as saints. French television stations showed video of men, some armed, resolutely hacking the structures with pickaxes.

    “There were about 40 of them,” said Abdoulaye Idnan, a teacher who saw the destruction. “Before they started they said, ‘Allahu akbar,’ and then they started,” he said. “People didn’t react because they are well armed. It was total silence. There were people who were crying, but what could they do?”

    Ansar Dine, which means defenders of the faith, preaches a strict form of Islam that advocates a total ban on alcohol, the flogging of adulterers and the imposition of Shariah, or Islamic law, on a part of Mali that has traditionally practiced religious tolerance. The group has embarked on a campaign to stamp out what it sees as examples of decadent Western influence, and now it is going after the monuments that have symbolized Timbuktu’s eminence as a center of broad-minded Islamic teaching for centuries.

    Asked if the destruction would continue, he said: “Of course. What doesn’t correspond to Islam, we are going to correct.”

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    Muslims acting like Muslims, what else is new. But we keep hearing "it's not the Islam" over and over and over again.

    When I read your post title I thought I was going to see pictures of palm trees on a secluded Island with aqua colored see-through water. Leave it to us infidels to have such a warped idea of "paradise"! No Jihad, no violence, and no virgins! Mohammad won't be pleased.
     
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    This is wrong and I bet these guys can't even read the Koran haha
     
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    Quote: Originally Posted by SAYIT
    This NY Times article says Mali Islamists "preach a strict form of Islam."
    Clearly that should read "imposes a strict form of Islam at the point of a gun."

    Islamist Militants in Mali Continue to Destroy Shrines (July 2, 2012)

    DAKAR, Senegal — Islamists who have taken control of one of Africa’s most historic cities, Timbuktu, smashed the wooden door of an old mosque on Monday, continuing a campaign of destruction of religious monuments that has drawn condemnation from the United Nations and the International Criminal Court.

    Timbuktu and the rest of northern Mali are off limits to Western journalists, who have been threatened with reprisals by the Islamist groups that now control the region.

    Over the weekend, the Islamists of Ansar Dine — the group that has controlled Timbuktu and much of northern Mali since a coup d’état and a successful revolt against the central authority in March — destroyed at least a half-dozen above-ground mausoleums of religious leaders venerated in Timbuktu as saints. French television stations showed video of men, some armed, resolutely hacking the structures with pickaxes.

    “There were about 40 of them,” said Abdoulaye Idnan, a teacher who saw the destruction. “Before they started they said, ‘Allahu akbar,’ and then they started,” he said. “People didn’t react because they are well armed. It was total silence. There were people who were crying, but what could they do?”

    Ansar Dine, which means defenders of the faith, preaches a strict form of Islam that advocates a total ban on alcohol, the flogging of adulterers and the imposition of Shariah, or Islamic law, on a part of Mali that has traditionally practiced religious tolerance. The group has embarked on a campaign to stamp out what it sees as examples of decadent Western influence, and now it is going after the monuments that have symbolized Timbuktu’s eminence as a center of broad-minded Islamic teaching for centuries.

    Asked if the destruction would continue, he said: “Of course. What doesn’t correspond to Islam, we are going to correct.”

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    What do you find wrong, Princess?
    The fact that the press and local residents are threatened?
    That the Islamists are once again violently crushing those who believe in religious tolerance?
    That ancient monuments must be destroyed to satisfy their version of Islam?
    Or the fact that I posted this article?
     
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    Praying to dead saints and worshiping grave sites is forbidden in Islam. :cool:
     
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    Ah, but imposing your version of Islam on your neighbors at the point of a gun is perfectly acceptable. I get it now. :cool::cool::cool:
     
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    SAYIT wants to make it like they set the earth on fire. Muslim hating trash
     
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    You're the one with a murder terrorist who hates Jews in his avatar.

    But he's dead now, just like many of Israels enemies, and more will continue to die.
     
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    That's complete bull. You guys are funny, they have every right to fight back. This guy joined Hamas only after the intifada and he fought in Gaza in self defense! Israel was in Gaza at his time. And its funny that anybody who rebels against the Israeli military is somehow a murderer. That shows how ignorant Zionists are and how bad and fascist it makes them look
     
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    But it's not forbidden to go into another country, impose Islam and Sharia and destroy other's religious artifacts? Ah yes, peaceful,tolerant Islam. I forgot for a sec!
     

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