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  1. #1 Islamists smash Sufi saint's tomb in northern Mali 
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    (Reuters) - Heavily armed Islamist fighters in Mali destroyed the tomb of a local Sufi saint near Timbuktu on Saturday, witnesses said, the latest attack on traditional shrines in the rebel-occupied north.

    The destruction of the tomb of Almirou Mahamane Assidiki in Goundam came just months after a number of other shrines in the UNESCO-listed city of Timbuktu, 90 km (55 miles) to the south, were reduced to rubble, underscoring the threat to the region's ancient heritage from the rebels' extremist ideology.

    "Last night they arrived in several vehicles and told the elders that the tomb of Saint Almirou would be destroyed," Aliou Ahmadou Toure, a resident in Goundam, told Reuters.

    Local people tried to protest but were powerless to protect the shrine from men wielding shovels and pick-axes, Toure said.

    "Some armed men surrounded the cemetery while a second group, chanting "God is Great", destroyed the tomb inside."

    A local politician who was also in the town on Saturday confirmed the incident.

    It was not immediately clear which of the Islamist groups controlling Mali's north was involved in the incident but they have previously said they are protecting Islam from idol worship.

    Sufi Islam, which reveres saints and sages with shrines, is popular across much of northern Mali.

    The rebellion - launched first by Tuareg separatists in January but since hijacked by Islamists - has forced more than 400,000 people from their homes and split the nation in two, with the Bamako government controlling just southern zones and mix of Islamist groups in the north.

    Historians say cultural losses are also great, with attacks on tombs and shrines pulverizing part of the history of Islam in Africa, which includes a centuries-old message of tolerance.
    =>The rebellion - launched first by Tuareg separatists in January but since hijacked by Islamists <= Sounds like OWS, highjacked by something worse.

    If Christians were destroying another religion's artifacts etc, the outcry from DU and the MSM would be deafening.
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    Hang on, Sufi, Sufi, hang on

    Sufi lives in a very bad part of town

    Come on, Sufi,

    (Come on, come on)
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    Sufis also adhere to Shariah law. This is more like Constantinople being sacked during the 4th Crusade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Hang on, Sufi, Sufi, hang on

    Sufi lives in a very bad part of town

    Come on, Sufi,

    (Come on, come on)
    ROFLOL!!! But you have to do the whole song:

    Hang on, Sufi
    Sufi, hang on
    Hang on, Sufi
    Sufi, hang on
    Sufi lives in a very bad part of town (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
    And all the Sunni, yeah, tries to put the Sufi down (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
    Sufi, I don't care what your imam do (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
    'Cause you know, Sufi, that I'm a Jew (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
    And so I sing out
    Hang on, Sufi
    Sufi, hang on
    Hang on, Sufi
    Sufi, hang on
    Sufi wears a burqa, yeah, as the prophet willed, (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
    'Cause if Sufi don't wear that burqa, she's gonna get killed, oh, oh (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
    Sufi, if the imam sees you show a bit of lace. (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
    That imami throw some acid right in Sufi's face, (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
    And so I sing out
    Hang on, Sufi
    Sufi, hang on
    Hang on, Sufi
    Sufi, hang on
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
    Give it to 'em right now
    Sufi, let your veil down, girl
    Go on, do what you choose, (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
    'Cause Sufi, you're attacked just like the Christians and Jooooooooooos.
    So Sufi, gotta do what Sufi is gonna do, yeah, yeah (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
    Come on, Sufi (Come on, come on)
    Well, come on, Sufi (Come on, come on)
    Well, come on, Sufi (Come on, come on)
    Well, come on, Sufi (Come on, come on)
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    Outstanding!!
    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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