Islam. It’s a religion of peace. So long as you ignore what happens when Muslims actually take over a country. And the non-stop Islamist party in Mali has been brought to you by the letter O, who decided to wage an illegal war for regime change in Libya that led to the rise of Al Qaeda allied militias across the region, the murder of 4 Americans in Benghazi and scenes like these from the new Taliban hard at work in Timbuktu.
Islamist extremists controlling the city of Timbuktu publicly whipped six young people, residents say. The victims, males and females aged between 16 to 22, each received 100 lashes for having talked to each other on the city streets.
Aboubacrine Yattara, who lives in Timbuktu and witnessed the whippings, said the young people were arrested last week. They were flogged today in Timbuktu’s small market.
The head of the Islamist brigade responsible for customs in Timbuktu, Mohamed Ag Mossa Intoulou, did not deny the whippings but said he could not comment.
He said around a hundred people had turned out to watch the punishment, which was carried out under the Islamists’ interpretation of Islamic sharia law.
That’s a 100 lashes for talking to each other. Imagine if they had kissed. But don’t worry. Obama and the UN are springing into action to clean up their own mess.
UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon said. “A military operation may be required as a last resort to deal with the most hardline extremist and criminal elements in the north. However, before that stage is reached, the focus must be on initiating a broad-based and inclusive political dialogue.”
Well that’s solved.
The United Nations. If we had it in 1939, we would still be engaging in dialogue with Hitler.