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Extremists burn ancient texts in Mali
State Journal Register (Illinois) ^ | Jan 28, 2013

Posted on 01/28/2013 6:40:19 AM PST by KeyLargo

Extremists burn ancient texts in Mali

The Associated Press Posted Jan 28, 2013 @ 07:32 AMSEVARE, Mali (AP) — Islamist extremists torched a library containing historic manuscripts in Timbuktu, the mayor said today, as French and Malian forces closed in on Mali's fabled desert city.

Ousmane Halle said he heard about the burnings early today.

"It's truly alarming that this has happened," he told The Associated Press by telephone from Mali's capital, Bamako. "They torched all the important ancient manuscripts. The ancient books of geography and science. It is the history of Timbuktu, of its people."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Philosophy; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bookburning; islamists; mali; muslims
Gee I guess that the news editors didn't have room in their headline to include that the "Extremists" are Muslims.


1 posted on 01/28/2013 6:40:24 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Effin savages...
What scum!


2 posted on 01/28/2013 6:42:16 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: KeyLargo

3 posted on 01/28/2013 6:49:02 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: KeyLargo

All over the world, the “good” muslims are gonna take to the streets & denounce these barbarians....in my dreams!


4 posted on 01/28/2013 6:49:33 AM PST by FES0844
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To: KeyLargo

I have come to the conclusion that the only ways the Islamists can portray their religion as anything but the cultural plague it is, is to destroy all else, then proclaim they invented what is left.


5 posted on 01/28/2013 6:50:42 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: KeyLargo

Every queeran in every country needs to meet that fate.


6 posted on 01/28/2013 6:53:03 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: KeyLargo

Alexandria, Bamiyam, Timbuktu, calls for the destruction of the pyramids... always in the name of their “religion”

Who then is their god?


7 posted on 01/28/2013 6:56:20 AM PST by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: KeyLargo

No surprise here...remember the statues in Afghanistan?

For the “Religion” of Pieces history begins with the birth of MoHAMhead, pizz be upon him.


8 posted on 01/28/2013 7:00:11 AM PST by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: FES0844
There are no 'good' muslims, but there are scared religionists that could, if that thought they could, stop the bad muslims from being bad.

It requires killing the bad muslims by the good religionists.


We non islamists know that killing the islamist is the only way to stop them, and unfortunately, just as a whole slew of us white kids kicked everything Americanly traditional out of our lives in the 60's, the youth of the islamist will always rise up against anything non islam.

I know this may sound convoluted, but it makes sense to me

Islam has to be denied a place and a voice in the world.

We should no longer call them islamists or muslims but satanist.

I think THAT might be a more effective way of stopping the advance of this evil.

9 posted on 01/28/2013 7:00:16 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Ray76
"Who then is their god?"

Lucifer

10 posted on 01/28/2013 7:01:47 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: KeyLargo

Bmfl


11 posted on 01/28/2013 7:03:11 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: KeyLargo
"Extremists burn ancient texts in Mali"

"Ancient texts in Mali Burned By Hordes Of Typical Animalistic Muslim Goons"

12 posted on 01/28/2013 7:03:32 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: freeangel

13 posted on 01/28/2013 7:08:56 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

This is indeed a tragedy. Mali is no backwater but in its day an advanced civilization. Ibn Battuta, a world traveller, who was there in the 14th century, described it as a country where you could travel anywhere without any fear of molestation or robbery. This year on the Internet someone put up a list of richest men of all time and a Mali king Mansa Musa I came in first beating out the Rothschilds.


14 posted on 01/28/2013 7:17:06 AM PST by idov
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To: KeyLargo

They love to burn other people’s crap and riot when somone burns their stuff...


15 posted on 01/28/2013 7:19:05 AM PST by GraceG
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To: idov

"Timbuktu's famous manuscripts, believed to number in the hundreds of thousands, mainly date from the 14th to 16th centuries, when the city was an important hub for trade and Islamic knowledge. Often written in Arabic but also some local languages, they cover areas such as medicine and astronomy, as well as poetry, literature and Islamic law. Many were kept for centuries in private family libraries, passed down through the generations.

The city's huge and priceless cultural heritage, a legacy of its medieval status as an African equivalent to Oxford or Cambridge, complete with bustling university, was little known in the outside world, with even the French, Mali's colonial rulers until 1960, carrying away some manuscripts to museums but doing little to unearth the full story behind them.

16 posted on 01/28/2013 7:20:49 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: idov

this is terrible. Those manuscripts are the heritage of the Malian people. what was their beef? They weren’t Islamic or something? Who knows.

They are demons of destruction. Next they’ll want to find all of Ibn Battuta’s mss. and burn them.


17 posted on 01/28/2013 7:23:44 AM PST by squarebarb ( Fairy tales are basically true.)
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To: KeyLargo

18 posted on 01/28/2013 7:28:37 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: GraceG

And in other news.....

Gunmen rob Illinois churchgoers during service

EAST ST. LOUIS — Police in East St. Louis are looking for three masked gunmen who walked into a church and robbed the people attending service.

East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore says nobody was hurt during the armed robbery Sunday at IRA Grove Baptist Church.

Floore tells the Bellville News-Democrat that the gunmen got away with money and other items. He says investigators are working to determine exactly what was taken from the churchgoers.

The robbery was reported to police just after 5 p.m. Sunday. The police chief says the investigation is just beginning and police haven’t yet identified any suspects.

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130128/news/701289907/print/


19 posted on 01/28/2013 7:29:30 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
The title is wrong.

These weren't extremists, this is mainstream islam:

The Caliph wrote: "If those books are in agreement with the Quran, we have no need of them; and if these are opposed to the Quran, destroy them."

20 posted on 01/28/2013 7:30:29 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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"Floore tells the Bellville News-Democrat that the gunmen got away with money and other items. He says investigators are working to determine exactly what was taken from the churchgoers."

Yeah ... it's an insurance case now, not a criminal one.

What?
You want we should LOOK for the crooks?
Hey .. dis is eeloo

21 posted on 01/28/2013 7:34:42 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: JoeProBono

All I see are cowards wearing dresses and obeying their faces. I can shoot a weapon and turn their dresses crimson just the same.


22 posted on 01/28/2013 7:34:54 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

All I see are cowards wearing dresses and covering their faces. I can shoot a weapon and turn their dresses crimson just the same.


23 posted on 01/28/2013 7:36:16 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: KeyLargo

What do you think?
Maybe they torched the books because they were pissed off that the pages had already been colored in.


24 posted on 01/28/2013 7:37:10 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: KeyLargo

Interesting how the media get knotted undies when artifacts get destroyed yet rarely a mumble when Christians and other innocents get beheaded, bombed etc.

islamists should be as rare as smallpox.


25 posted on 01/28/2013 7:38:34 AM PST by soycd
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To: KeyLargo
Muslims just emulating their heroes


26 posted on 01/28/2013 7:40:50 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: soycd
Islamists are going high tech with limb amputations!

World

Iran’s Alleged New Invention: Finger Amputation Machine (*Graphic Photo Warning*

Via The Blaze.com

27 posted on 01/28/2013 7:48:46 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Islam is an extreme religion. Sooner or later, Islam makes extreme stupidity happen.


28 posted on 01/28/2013 7:52:37 AM PST by pallis
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To: KeyLargo

That was my first though. They just didnt have enough room. Lol. These vermin are so predictable.


29 posted on 01/28/2013 8:00:51 AM PST by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: KeyLargo

In a Moslem world there will be no traces of history prior to the time that Islam arose or was imposed, nothing outside of Islam. If Islam conquers all than knowledge and evidence that anything else ever existed will be effaced. The world will become semi arid sheep lands and desert with a a very small number of relatively opulent cities- where he rulers live and rule. The technology will continuously decline because nothing is added to it and things wear out and Mohammed did not use flush toilets, anyway.


30 posted on 01/28/2013 8:08:30 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: KeyLargo

Islam is pure EVIL!!

This is not the first time this Pedophile Cult has destroyed non Islamic antiquities.

Anyone apologizing for Islam is reserving their space in hell.


31 posted on 01/28/2013 8:14:57 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: KeyLargo

Islam is pure EVIL!!

This is not the first time this Pedophile Cult has destroyed non Islamic antiquities.

Anyone apologizing for Islam is reserving their space in hell.


32 posted on 01/28/2013 8:15:32 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: KeyLargo

When I was young, it was hammered into my head that the Christians burned the library of Alexandria.

Then, it was revealed that the burning of the Alexandrian library happened after the Moslem takeover of the city.


33 posted on 01/28/2013 8:23:19 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: arthurus

Historical note:

Caliph Umar, destroyed the Alexandria Library shortly after the conquest of Egypt in 639 AD. The account states that the caliph, when informed about the institution, declared that if the books it contained agreed with the Koran, then they were superfluous, and if they disagreed, then they were heretical. In either event, they were worthless and should be obliterated.


34 posted on 01/28/2013 9:06:56 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: arthurus

Afghanistan Taliban Muslims destroying Bamiyan Buddha Statues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYYBlPWYb7Y


35 posted on 01/28/2013 2:00:52 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: pallis

Islam is an extreme religion. Sooner or later, Islam makes extreme stupidity happen.

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As yesterday,today and tomarrow - The Sword to islam and islam to the Sword.


36 posted on 01/28/2013 3:09:27 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 ( Nothing so vexes me as a Democrat above ground...ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS.)
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