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Mali's Islamist warlord declares war on the West
channel4.com ^ | 20AUG12 | Lindsey Hilsum

Posted on 08/20/2012 1:03:05 PM PDT by bayouranger

A militant Islamist leader whose forces have just conquered two-thirds of the West African state of Mali vows to launch holy war against the West.

Omar Ould Hamaha, the military commander of Ansar Dine, or "Defenders of the Faith", which has scored a stunning victory in Mali against the failed state's armed forces, now controls a region larger than France which includes three paved runways that could be used to fly in weapons or drugs.

He said: "Even if they (western forces) don't come here, when we have finished conquering France, we will come to the USA, we will come to London and conquer the whole world. The banner of Mohammed (peace be upon his head) will be raised from where the sun rises in the east to where it sets in the west."

His threats will be taken seriously because Ansar Dine is closely linked to Al-Qaeda in the Mahgreb, which has kidnapped about 20 western hostages since 2008, including the British tourist Edwin Dyer, who was murdered in 2009 after the government refused to pay a ransom.

The Islamists now control the cities of Timbuktu, Kidal, Tessalit and Gao where Hamaha was interviewed by a local cameraman on July 12. Local journalists and residents say the Nigerian jihadi group Boko Haram is operating in the area. Foreign fighters from Somalia, Pakistan and neighbouring African countries are making northern Mali their base.

"The rest of the world should not just watch - we should be helped, unless they would like to see another Somalia or Afghanistan," said Tiebile Drame, an advisor to the interim Malian president, Diaoucunda Traore.

"The situation in northern Mali is a threat to regional peace and to international security."

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In the last two weeks, militants from the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa, which controls the area around Gao, stoned a couple to death for adultery in the town of Aguelhok and amputated the hand of an alleged thief in Ansongo.

Women are forced to stay inside unless fully covered and accompanied by a male relative and anyone who smokes risks a whipping. "We're a democratic, sovereign, secular state," said Hauroye Toure, a political science graduate from Gao, who fled to the Malian capital in April.

She and her family are now reliant on food donations. "We are in our own country and we should be free to behave as we wish. We are Muslims but they insist on spreading Sharia, and that's what's so serious.

Other groups include the Hunters, who combine Islam with traditional animist beliefs and tout shotguns and Boer war-era flintlock rifles.

"We feel we can play either a physical role by participating in the struggle, or use our secrets and magic to destroy the enemy at a distance," said Dagaba Traore, a local Hunter leader."

islam + magic = WTF?

1 posted on 08/20/2012 1:03:18 PM PDT by bayouranger
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To: bayouranger

Take a number Hamaha, and go to the back of the line.


2 posted on 08/20/2012 1:04:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: bayouranger

Hmmmmmm, wasn’t Hillary just there for a visit. I think she even did a dance with the locals.


3 posted on 08/20/2012 1:06:22 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: bayouranger

Yet the pulpits and politicians are silent.


4 posted on 08/20/2012 1:10:38 PM PDT by fuente
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To: bayouranger

“Even if they (western forces) don’t come here, when we have finished conquering France, we will come to the USA, we will come to London and conquer the whole world. The banner of Mohammed (peace be upon his head) will be raised from where the sun rises in the east to where it sets in the west.”

Can’t wait for some asshat from the MSM to tell us we’re just ‘taking this out of context’.


5 posted on 08/20/2012 1:13:15 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: bayouranger

“Man developed in Africa. He has not continued to do so there.” — PJ O’Rourke

SnakeDoc


6 posted on 08/20/2012 1:14:35 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: bayouranger

when we have finished conquering France.....

Well that will take all of 2 minutes...


7 posted on 08/20/2012 1:16:48 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: bayouranger
Let's see if these really work:


8 posted on 08/20/2012 1:20:52 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: bayouranger
I still don't get what, "...may fleas be upon him means..."



























FReepers and Lurkers, if you haven't already, please chip in to help end this FReep-a-Thon.  Thank you.


9 posted on 08/20/2012 2:28:06 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: Parley Baer

no that dance was cancled.

http://libya360.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/hillary-clinton-embarks-on-neo-colonial-tour-of-africa/


10 posted on 08/20/2012 2:29:33 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: bayouranger
Omar Ould Hamaha ... now controls a region larger than France which includes three paved runways that could be used to fly in weapons or drugs.

Wow, that's probably twice as many paved runways as they have working flush toilets in that area...

11 posted on 08/20/2012 2:45:52 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: bayouranger

If he tries to come here our TSA will molest him... he needs to put that in his pipe and smoke it.


12 posted on 08/20/2012 3:03:14 PM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: bayouranger
we will come to the USA, we will come to London and conquer the whole world

http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/113/674/BisonOfCourse.jpg

Of Course!

Is that all?

Are you going to use your godlike Super conductive Electromagnetism boots to force us to submit?

You don't want the Whole Solar System?

You don't want the Infields to witness the FIREPOWER OF THIS FULLY ARMED AND OPERATIONAL BATTLE STATION!?

13 posted on 08/20/2012 4:24:39 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Normalcy results in the creation of life, Sodomy results in AIDS)
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To: GOPJ

lol


14 posted on 08/21/2012 10:08:32 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: MeganC; kcvl
“Even if they (western forces) don’t come here, when we have finished conquering France, we will come to the USA, we will come to London and conquer the whole world. The banner of Mohammed (peace be upon his head) will be raised from where the sun rises in the east to where it sets in the west.”

"It's just the movie trailer they hate." /s

15 posted on 09/15/2012 2:27:49 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Cindy

bttt


16 posted on 10/01/2012 12:17:27 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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