Skip to comments.Mali's Islamist warlord declares war on the West
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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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?
Take a number Hamaha, and go to the back of the line.
Hmmmmmm, wasn’t Hillary just there for a visit. I think she even did a dance with the locals.
Yet the pulpits and politicians are silent.
“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’.
“Man developed in Africa. He has not continued to do so there.” — PJ O’Rourke
when we have finished conquering France.....
Well that will take all of 2 minutes...
no that dance was cancled.
Wow, that's probably twice as many paved runways as they have working flush toilets in that area...
If he tries to come here our TSA will molest him... he needs to put that in his pipe and smoke it.
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!?
"It's just the movie trailer they hate." /s