Islam is terror.
|Qur’an:8:12||“I shall terrorize the infidels. So wound their bodies and incapacitate them because they oppose Allah and His Apostle.”|
What they endured was the fundamentals of 7th century Islam meted out by Islamic fundamentalists. For those reading this who differ in opinion, please find anything within all four schools of orthodox Islamic jurisprudence, the Hanafiyya, the Malikiyya, the Shafiyya, and the Hanbaliyya schools, that would run counter with what took place in Timbuktu Mali. Good luck.
NOTE: As my tipster DM warns me: “In this case the editors found a “real Muslim” (a doctor no less) to act as official spokesman and assure us that the Sharia savages don’t represent true Islam- the religion of peace and heroic MDs. Naturally, the editors give that man the last word. Par for the course. Under no circumstances will the Times allow its readers to get any ideas and start putting two and two together.”
Then, one day in October, the militants called him with some unusual instructions. Put together a team, they said, bring an ambulance and come to a sun-baked public square by sand dunes.
There, before a stunned crowd, the Islamist fighters carried out what they claimed was the only just sentence for theft: cutting off the thief’s hand. As one of the fighters hacked away at the wrist of a terrified, screaming young man strapped to a chair, Dr. Maiga, a veteran of grisly emergency room scenes, looked away.
“I was shocked,” he said, holding his head in his hands. “But I was powerless. My job is to heal people. What could I do?”
After nearly 10 months of occupation by Islamists fighters, many of them linked with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, the people of this ancient mud-walled city recounted how they survived the upending of their tranquil lives in a place so remote that its name has become a synonym for the middle of nowhere.
“Our lives were turned upside down,” Dr. Maiga said. “They had guns, so whatever they asked, we did. It was useless to resist.”
It has been only a few days since French and Malian troops marched into Timbuktu after heavy airstrikes chased the militants away, part of a surprisingly rapid campaign to retake northern Mali from the militants who held it captive for months. On Thursday, France’s defense minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, told French radio that the intervention had “succeeded” and reached “a point of change.”