'Izzies' destroy two tombs in Timbuktu, and now are targeting the great Pyramids of Egypt....now do you believe the Jihadists and the Izzies are one of the same; destroyers of all things non-Muslim?
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:09am EDT
(Reuters) - Islamist militants
destroyed two tombs on Tuesday at the famous 14th century Djingareyber
mosque in Timbuktu, classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site,
About a dozen militants arrived
in an armored four-wheel drive truck, armed with pickaxes and hoes.
They fired in the air to intimidate people and started smashing the
tombs, said Ibrahim Cisse, who witnessed the scene.
blocked the two main roads leading to the mausoleums. When they saw
people gathering for a ceremony nearby, they began firing shots in the
air," said another resident, Mahamad ould Ibrahim.
new destruction comes after attacks last week on other historic and
religious landmarks in Timbuktu that UNESCO called "wanton destruction".
Islamists of the Ansar Dine group say the centuries-old shrines of the local Sufi version of Islam are idolatrous.
Dine and well-armed allies, including al Qaeda splinter group MUJWA,
have hijacked a separatist uprising by local Tuareg MNLA rebels and now
control two-thirds of Mali's desert north, territory that includes the
regions of Gao, Kidal and Timbuktu.
have destroyed at least eight of 16 listed mausoleums in the city,
together with a number of tombs and a sacred door at Sidi Yahya mosque,
in their campaign to erase traces of what they regard as un-Islamic
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