September 3, 2012
Islamist Trouble in Timbuktu
Tahir Shah, Newsweek
When it comes to distant destinations, no name is quite so evocative, so utterly haunting, as Timbuktu. Used by us all to connote a far-flung spot off all the maps, it’s somewhere that a great deal of Americans don’t realize actually exists. Or, rather, they didn’t realize it existed until earlier this year, when the region where the city lies began to spiral dangerously out of control.
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