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Happy Malians and the dead jihadis: the ‘disgusting but wonderful’ war in photos

IN Mali, the fighting is brutal:

The crowd gawked at human torso remains lying in the rubble, along with other fragments of flesh. “It’s disgusting but wonderful to see. These people tortured us, they did nothing but damage here,” said Mahamane Tandina, 24, cheered on by the crowd. “We like this, frankly,” he said with a smile.


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Minister of Culture of Mali Fadima Toure Diallo appeals for the preservation of heritage in Mali, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 3, 2012, with one of the city landmarks, equestrian statue of Peter the Great, seen in the background. Muslim extremists continued destroying the heritage of the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu on Monday, razing tombs and attacking the gate of a 600-year-old mosque, despite growing international outcry.The International Criminal Court has described the destruction of the city's patrimony as a possible war crime, while UNESCO's committee on world heritage was holding a special session this week to address the pillaging of the site, one of the few cultural sites in sub-Saharan Africa. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Posted: 12th, February 2013 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment

Mali Army use gun shot sounds in training (video)

GUNS don’t kill people. Bullets fired from them might. But in Mali, it’s the rat-a-tat sound of fire that does the damage. No poor is Mali, that there is no ammunition for training. Soldiers are encouraged to make their own sounds. Faced with this option, the smart soldiers will opt for “K-BOOM!”, Noel Edmonds welcoming the enemy to the “dream factory” or play a decent scary film score loud, something from The Exorcist or Rosemary’s Baby.

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Posted: 23rd, January 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comments (2)

Islamists destroy ancient mosques in Mali

WHAT news from Timbuktu, Mali, where Islamist  Sanda Abu Mohamed has plans:

“We’re going to destroy everything before we apply Shariah in this city”

It’s like London’s Olympic vision, only with the IOC replaced by less expert sharpshooters and candour.

Sadly, this expert on Islam also wants to obliterate ancient Muslim tombs and mosques.

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Posted: 3rd, July 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment