Islamist Insanity - Death for daring to have sex
- The world sits around with their thumbs up their collective asses while murderers butcher the helpless.
Islamists occupying the northern Mali town of Aguelhok have stoned an unmarried couple to death in front of about 200 people for the "crime" of sex.
"I was there. The Islamists took the unmarried couple to the centre of Aguelhok. The couple was placed in two holes and the Islamists stoned them to death," said a local government official on condition of anonymity reports the UK Telegraph.
"The woman fainted after the first few blows," he said, adding that the man had shouted out once and then fallen silent.
A second official confirmed the information, saying the couple had two children, the youngest of which was six months old.
"They were living in the bush, they were brought to town by the Islamists who stoned them to death. People came out to watch, there were witnesses," he said, also not wishing to be identified. The stoning happened on Sunday, but only came to light yesterday.
Islamists destroy Timbuktu
"The entire local economy is gone. Everything has been torn down," said the mayor of Timbuktu, Halle Ousmane Cisse, who is Bamako to collect supplies.
He says he realises that talking to a journalist may expose him, but the situation is "so desperate", he wants to speak out reports BBC News.
"There's no more trade, no more banks. Administrative services are non-existent: Islamists have looted everything. Timbuktu is now a ghost town."
Islamist militants of Ansar Dine and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) have also destroyed half of the World Heritage tombs and mausoleums in the name of radical Islam.
The loss of these shrines has sparked worldwide outrage but it has also caused great sadness and disapproval among religious leaders in Bamako.
Adherents of a stricter form of Islam had gathered at a mosque funded by Saudi Arabia.
Hard-line Wahhabism has grown in recent years in Mali with young imams returning from studying on the Arab peninsula.
"I wish Mali to become a Sharia state," says Imam Mohamed Toure, who spent five years in Saudi Arabia.
The leader of Ansar Dine, Iyad Ag Ghaly, used to sit behind him during prayers at his mosque - although they did not have any personal relationship.
"But Sharia should not be imposed by armed men," Imam Toure insisted.
"It will come by itself according to God's will."
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