Mali: "Music regulates the life of every Malian"–No More.

If you needed more evidence of the inherent hatred of humanity and life that is implicit (and explicit) in the religion of Islam, then read this article fron The Guardian:

The pickup halted in Kidal, the far-flung Malian desert town that is home to members of the Grammy award-winning band Tinariwen. Seven AK47-toting militiamen got out and marched to the family home of a local musician. He wasn’t home, but the message delivered to his sister was chilling: “If you speak to him, tell him that if he ever shows his face in this town again, we’ll cut off all the fingers he uses to play his guitar with.”

The gang then removed guitars, amplifiers, speakers, microphones and a drum kit from the house, doused them with petrol, and set them ablaze. In northern Mali, religious war has been declared on music.


Mali conflict puts freedom of ‘slave descendants’ in peril

Anti-slavery activists are fighting to stop former masters using the crisis to recapture Malians whom they see as their property

 Ibrahim Ag Idbaltanat is president of Temedt, an organisation working to end slavery in Mali.

For the estimated 800,000 people of “slave descent” in Mali, life is precarious at the best of times. In the most extreme cases, people descended from slaves are treated as objects and their children do not belong to them but to their “masters”.

Sharia in action in Mali:

Stonings, amputations, music prohibited, bars and restaurants closed, 400,000 have fled

Speigel, in a fit of Islamophobia, calls a journey through this Sharia regime “a trip through hell.” How dare those greasy Islamophobes equate a Sharia paradise with hell! Honest Ibe Hooper, call your office!

“A Trip Through Hell: Daily Life in Islamist Northern Mali,” by Paul Hyacinthe Mben for Spiegel, October 29

Sharia in action in Tunisia:

Islamic supremacists cut off four fingers of alcohol salesman

Can’t a fella have a dwink?

Selling alcohol: haram. Amputating four fingers of an alcohol salesman: pleasing to Allah. “Tunisia: Salafist Extremist Attack Alcohol Sellers,” from ANSAmed, October 29 (thanks to JW)