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May 27 2012

Sharia for Timbuktu

More bad news – two warring rebel groups in northern Mali have decided to resolve their differences by…turning northern Mali into an Islamist state. Yeah, that’s the way to do it!

Two rebel groups that seized northern Mali two months ago have agreed to merge and turn their territory into an Islamist state, both sides say.

The Tuareg MNLA, a secular rebel group, and the Islamist group Ansar Dine signed the deal in the town of Gao, spokespeople said.

Ansar Dine, which has ties to al-Qaeda, has already begun to impose Sharia, or Islamic law, in towns such as Timbuktu.

Creep creep creep, Islamism expands its stranglehold week by week.

 

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  1. 1
    Sunny

    Al least they will not be fighting over rule no. 1 of the Islamic State:

    1. Kick women.

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    Sabrina

    “But we will apply the things we want and leave aside those we don’t. It will not be a strict application of the law.”

    Do we want to guess what they’ll keep?

  4. 4
    Ian MacDougall

    Sabrina: Thanks for the link.

    “The Koran will be a source of the laws of the state,” said Moussa Ag Acharatoumane, an MNLA spokesman.

    “But we will apply the things we want and leave aside those we don’t. It will not be a strict application of the law.”

    What could be fairer than that?

    Now the only argument in their own ranks will be over what bits to leave out. While the rest of the world holds its breath.

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