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Inside Gao where Arab jihadis took bloody sharia retribution on Mali's black Africans
The Observer, Guardian UK ^ | Saturday 2 February 2013 | Lindsey Hilsum in Gao

Posted on 02/02/2013 10:03:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv

At least 12 men had hands or feet cut off after MUJAO (Movement for Jihad and Unity), and its allies in AQIM (al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb), took control of Gao last April. The exact number is not known because some were amputated in the military base... The mayor's office, a few yards from the punishment ground, was turned into a sharia court...

Suspects were confined to a small room where they were tied up and beaten, before being brought before Islamic judges, known as marabous, who sat every Monday and Thursday.

Ali Altini and Mohammed Aklini were due to be executed for homosexuality the Friday before last... deny they are gay, were arrested on 12 December, bound, beaten, then interrogated. "They asked me where the brothels are," said Altini. "I answered that I didn't know. Then they asked me to show them where people made pornographic movies. I answered again that I didn't know."

According to Altini, his six interrogators were Pakistanis, who communicated through a local translator. Altini and Aklini were arraigned before three marabous, one of whom they believed to be a Tunisian...

According to Gao residents, the victims of sharia punishments were from Mali's black African ethnic groups, while the jihadis were mostly lighter-skinned Arabs -- both Malian and foreign -- and Tuaregs. Aliou Muhammar Touré, of the Songhai tribe, was one of the few black Malians to join MUJAO...

A year ago Tuaregs rose to demand an independent state in the north. Many Tuareg officers deserted the army to join the rebellion. Some joined forces with jihadis, mostly Algerian or Malian Arabs, who were using the desert for kidnapping and smuggling. During the past nine months, in which they established an Islamist mini-state, jihadis from across the globe arrived in northern Mali.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: africa; algeria; alqaeda; alqaedaalqaedaafrica; alqaida; aqim; gao; globaljihad; islamicmaghreb; kenyanbornmuzzie; mali; malisharia; maliwar; mujao; muslimworld; pakistan; songhai; tuareg; tuaregs; tunisia; waronterror
The people of Gao endured nine months of amputations and floggings under the rule of Islamist rebels -- much of it aimed at ethnic groups

Inside Gao where Arab jihadis took bloody sharia retribution on Mali's black Africans

1 posted on 02/02/2013 10:03:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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A map of the Sahel region showing where Al Qaeda operates (AFP/Graphic)

A map of the Sahel region showing where Al Qaeda operates (AFP/Graphic)

2 posted on 02/02/2013 10:05:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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Mali: France pointed against al-Qaeda

Mali: France pointed against al-Qaeda | Le Figaro | September 24, 2012 | Isabelle Lasserre | Posted on 09/26/2012 9:55:01 AM PDT by JerseyanExile

3 posted on 02/02/2013 10:06:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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I enjoyed reading how the local people captured jihadis and tore them limb from limb. I hope they fed the carcasses to pigs.
4 posted on 02/02/2013 10:07:25 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

G’night all.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 10:08:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The black African Muslims (sub Sahara) have never been a crazy radical bunch of religious zealots.


6 posted on 02/02/2013 10:13:08 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: SunkenCiv

Scratch an Arab Islamist and you’ll find an Arab nationalist. Scratch a non-Arab Islamist and you’ll find a village idiot.


7 posted on 02/02/2013 10:35:35 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: SunkenCiv

VIDEO Shown on TV News in Australia:

“...Issa Alzouma, a 39-year-old father of three, was one of the last of their victims, accused of espionage.

“It was a Friday. They took me to Independence Place and tied up both my feet and both my hands and cut it with a knife like that. They didn’t give me any kind of injection or painkiller or anything like that.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/mali/9843888/Mali-father-of-three-describes-having-his-hand-amputated.html


8 posted on 02/02/2013 10:35:46 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: SunkenCiv


9 posted on 02/02/2013 10:59:39 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction..” Barack Obama , Cairo, Egypt


10 posted on 02/02/2013 11:10:16 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (" Our enemies no longer fear us, our friends no longer trust us " .. Why would they ?)
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To: JoeProBono

That’s right out of El Cid. “Then this will be more than a battle, this will be your God against mine!” I saw that at the Strand in Summit New Jersey, first run for 35 cents. That would make it circa 1961, which works out. Seared in my memory.


11 posted on 02/03/2013 1:23:04 AM PST by dr_lew
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

If we give up our second amendment rights what we see outside our door is what they will allow in and we and our families will suffer the same fate. Our elected officials are bought sold, threatened and willing participants in this endevour. The only thing between us and them is the 2nd amendment, once that disappears we are defenseless and at their mercy which doesn’t exist. stay thirsty my friends!


12 posted on 02/03/2013 4:15:19 AM PST by ronnie raygun ( Lexington / Concord, America's first gun grab attempt)
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To: BBell

Islam is Arab in origin, and imperialistic. It is Islam that enslaved Africa, and this isn’t something obscure to Africans — but many remain in the “faith”. The residents of Timbuktu gave a cheerful welcome to the prez of France just this week, even the muezzin got in on that.


13 posted on 02/03/2013 9:31:38 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: dr_lew

****That’s right out of El Cid. “Then this will be more than a battle, this will be your God against mine!”****

“When men speak of you they speak of Poets and Scientists!

BURN YOUR BOOKS! MAKE WARRIORS OF YOUR POETS!

Have your Scientists invent new poisons for our arrows!”-Bin Yousef.

Got it on DVD!


14 posted on 02/03/2013 1:06:53 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: ronnie raygun

ronnie raygun~:”... stay thirsty my friends!

And keep your powder dry !


15 posted on 02/03/2013 2:04:41 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (" Our enemies no longer fear us, our friends no longer trust us " .. Why would they ?)
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