Skip to comments.Mali: Islamists destroy Timbuktu heritage sites
Posted on 06/30/2012 10:02:45 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Islamist fighters with ties to al-Qaida have destroyed tombs classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site in Mali's historic city of Timbuktu, a resident and U.N. officials said Saturday.
Irina Bokova, who heads the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, cited in a statement Saturday reports the centuries-old Muslim mausoleums of Sidi Mahmoud, Sidi, Moctar and Alpha Moya have been destroyed.
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Islam: the abomination that causes desolation.
It’s an outrage.
Surely we will hear from our president and media that this is an outrage.
Right after this round of golf.
Fanatics always hate culture. Intellectualism frightens them.
Islamists are feral with no respect to anything
Who are we to judge? Aren’t “all cultures equal” (as liberal “educators” teach us)? Maybe the Timbuktuians insulted moe hammed or something?
They’re just like liberals, destroying everything they touch.
There go their tourism dolllars.
Muz on Muz.
Trying to get worked up about that.
Muslim a$$#o1es destroying muslim $#it in a muslim $#it#o1e country...
Meh. Keeps 'em occupied. Maybe they'll kill a few of each other. Win-win.
I’d suggest blowing them to timbuktu, but looks like they are already there.
Seems like it’s red-on-red atrocities, so I’m not going to get bent out of shape.
I’m waiting for the MB’s announcement that they’ll be dismantling the Sphynx and the Pyramids. That’ll be awesome.
They're not safe at all. Muslim supremacists have said repeatedly that the ancient Egyptian monuments and tombs are pagan and should be destroyed or buried. The only legitimate religion and history in the known universe is Islam and Arabic. Nothing else matters.
Not very safe is my thought.
It’s harder to build something.
The Salafists believe mausoleums that attract pilgrims are sacreligious because they distract from worshiping Allah. The Saudi when they took Mecca and Medina from the Hashemites, Faisal from Lawrence of Arabia and the ruling family of Jordan, destroyed all the tombs and other structures that attracted pilgrims. The Saudis have done a bang up job destroying any vestiges of pre-Saudi influence in Arabia.
Destruction IS their heritage.
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