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As Extremists Invaded,
Timbuktu Hid Artifacts
of a Golden Age

New York Times, by Lydia Polgreen

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Posted By:pineledger, 2/4/2013 8:42:11 AM

Timbuktu, Mali--When the moment of danger came, Ali Imam Ben Essayouti knew just what to do. The delicate, unbound parchment manuscripts in the 14th-century mosque he leads had already survived hundreds of years in the storied city of Timbuktu. He was not about to allow its latest invaders, Tuareg nationalist rebels and Islamic extremists from across the region, to destroy them now. So he gingerly bundled the 8,000 volumes in sackcloth, carefully stacked them in crates, then quietly moved them to a bunker in an undisclosed location. “These manuscripts, they are not just for us in Timbuktu,”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: catfur27, 2/4/2013 8:55:13 AM     (No. 9157072)

...why is it that every day - when the sub-humans commit an atrocity - it ´s always referred to as having been the act of "extremist muslims" ??....have we ever heard the term "extremist nazis" used to explain what they did...??... were 70 million Russians and Chinese killed by "extremist communists" ??...just wondering

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