Fundstück 03.07.2012 17:09 +Feedback
Mal eine Frage an die Experten, also etwa die Herren Wolfgang Benz und Micha Brumlik sowie Frau Schiffer: Wie nennt man jetzt so etwas? Ist das Islamophobie? Vielleicht gar islamistische Islamophobie?
Mali’s Islamist rebels smashed the entrance of a 15th century Timbuktu mosque on Monday, escalating a campaign of destruction of the city’s cultural treasures despite threats of prosecution for war crimes.
Some residents sobbed as the Islamist militants broke down the ’sacred door’ of one of the northern Malian city’s three ancient mosques after they wrecked seven tombs of Muslim saints over the weekend.
Exclusive video footage obtained by AFP shows turbaned men chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is great) while smashing a mausoleum with pick-axes in a cloud of dust, the mud-brick tomb showing gaping holes in the side with rubble piling up alongside it. (…)
Ansar Dine began their campaign of destruction after UNESCO put Timbuktu on its list of endangered world heritage sites.
“God is unique. All of this is haram (forbidden in Islam). We are all Muslims. UNESCO is what?” spokesman Sanda Ould Boumama said on Saturday.
He said the group was acting in the name of God and would “destroy every mausoleum in the city. All of them, without exception”.