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Originally posted by detachedindividual
There is no such doctrine in the Christian faith.
I am waiting to see how this is equated with Christianity in the 21st Century. Heck, I'm waiting to see how this can be reconciled with sanity. If you don't see it yet, I can't imagine what it will take.
AFP - Islamists have destroyed the tomb of a Muslim saint in a northern Mali region under their control, two months after similar incidents in the region brought widespread condemnation, sources said Monday.
"The Islamists on Saturday destroyed the mausoleum of Cheik El-Kebir, 330 kilometres from Gao," a local politician told AFP on condition of anonymity. "Twelve of them arrived at the site. They demolished the mausoleum with hammers, picks."
"Cheik El-Kebir's mausoleum north of Gao was destroyed. That's true," he said. "The Islamists have confirmed this. There is another mausoleum which they will also destroy soon."
Kebir's tomb is venerated by the Kunta tribe whose members live in Mali, Algeria, Mauritania and Niger.
The latest attack came two months after Islamists destroyed two tombs at the ancient Djingareyber mud mosque in Timbuktu soon after taking over northern Mali amid chaos in the wake of a coup attempt in the capital Bamako.
The fighters from the Islamist group Ansar Dine (Defenders of Faith) began their destruction of the city's cultural treasures on July 1, shortly after UNESCO placed them on a list of endangered World Heritage sites.
Declaring the ancient Muslim shrines "haram", or forbidden in Islam, Ansar Dine set about destroying seven of Timbuktu's 16 mausolea of ancient Muslim saints.
They also destroyed the sacred door of the 15th-century Sidi Yahya mosque.
Along with Sidi Yahya, Djingareyber and the Sankore mosque bear witness to Timbuktu's golden age as an intellectual and spiritual capital which was crucial in the spread of Islam throughout Africa.
Originally posted by Mcupobob
reply to post by detachedindividual
Rarely agree with you good chap, but I think you nailed.
Wish the world was more rational.
Originally posted by lonegurkha
I'd like to point out that the guy who made the movie was a coptic christian who is egyptian. He's not an american, and yet all the blame has fallen upon america.Perhaps the muslims should be angry with egyptians.But no it's all the fault of the US.They're always ready to blame some one before they know the facts. That to me anyway indicates that they're stupid.edit on 9/17/2012 by lonegurkha because: (no reason given)