So I am listening to NPR radio and they are doing a story on Mali in Africa. (from Wikipedia) In January 2012 an insurgency began, led by the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad. In March rebel troops staged a coup d'état, leading to sanctions and an embargo by the Economic Community of West African States. The MNLA quickly took control of the north, declaring independence as Azawad. However, Islamist groups including the Ansar Dine and Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), turned on the MNLA and took control of the north, rejecting independence in favor of a Mali under Sharia. Here is the line that caught my attention: "When the Islamist insurgents took over there was lots of killing, raping, looting, and imposition of strict Sharia Law." Now, that is some kinda religion to allow killing, raping, and looting. Who here wants to convert?