January 28, 2013

Al-Qaeda's New Haven Bigger than Europe

Mben, Der Spiegel

AP Photo

There is an old church in the Niger River town of Diabaly. It was built in the days when Mali was still a colony known as French Sudan. The stone cross on the gable of the church had never bothered anyone since the French left 50 years ago and Mali became independent, even though some 90 percent of Malians are Muslim.

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TAGGED: Africa, Terrorism, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Sahel

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