July 6, 2012
Trouble in Timbuktu
Washington Post, Washington Post
Timbuktu, a center of Sufi mysticism, apparently represents a broad-minded world view at odds with Ansar Dine’s radical conservatism. When asked this week whether the destruction of these cultural artifacts will continue, a spokesman for the sect told the New York Times: "Of course. What doesn't correspond to Islam, we are going to correct."
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