July 6, 2012

Trouble in Timbuktu

Washington Post, Washington Post

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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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