Skip to comments.Islamists destroy 2 more tombs in Mali's Timbuktu
Posted on 07/10/2012 5:20:20 PM PDT by EBH
Islamic extremists destroyed another two mausoleums in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu on Tuesday, attacking a graveyard attached to the city's most picturesque mosque, according to a historian specializing in the area's heritage.
Salem Ould Elhadj, a researcher at the Ahmed Baba Institute in Timbuktu, said the members of the radical sect set out with picks and shovels to raze the tombs of two of Timbuktu's scholars, Baba Babadje and Mahamane Foulane, both of whom are considered saints.
Their mausoleums are in a cemetery attached to the nearly 700-year-old Djingareyber mosque, built in 1325. It's made of mud and resembles a ziggurat and is one of the most recognizable symbols of the fabled city, often reproduced on postcards.
Both the mosque and the tombs are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Ansar Dine, the sect which seized control of northern Mali last month, says they do not recognize any international law, only the law of the Quran. Spokesman Oumar Ould Hamaha said that they have "divine orders" to destroy any grave that is more than 20 centimeters (7.87 inches) tall because anything taller encourages people to orient their prayer toward the deceased rather than toward God.
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I'd predict that the number would approach $0/yr if they blow up the only real reasons for going to that Muslim hell-hole.
You know Oumar, go ahead and take down the mosque just to be on the safe side. You don't want to p-o your godlet.
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Hope the Egyptians enjoy surrendering their autonomy to the caliphate, cause that’s what just happened.
Spoken as Hitler, You know we must purge the land of all previous truths, Islam represents the only truth even though it is fake and vile and created by the pervert prophet..it is all Islam can take because if folks knew they did not have to hate, be a monster, or bow to the pediphile they would look elsewhere for truth..therefore we must destroy all other examples of freedom and truth...
Islam is putrid..
No loss. Uncle Sam will make up the difference in new aid with money that won't be wasted on private operators and hotels and such but will go straight to the officials who need it in their Swiss accounts.
Proof positive islam, allah, muslims, koran, ayats, surahs, hadieths do not respect others.
Ping. You may be interested in this article.
Oh, they’ll leave the pyramid, only it will be
7 1/2 inches tall. Any taller and it would attract
muslim prayers away from mecca. Some prayers those.
Thanks for the ping.
I met a girl from Mali who barely spoke English six years ago who is studying to help her country develop its potential oil resources for the betterment of her country.
And these sick sh**s are out to destroy her country’s heritage.
“....Our hearts and — and minds go out to them. Mali has been taken over, the northern part of Mali by Al Qaeda type individuals.” Mitt Romney
He warned of dangers in Mali several times in the “foreign polocy’ debates but was ignored and laughed at.