Islamist militant on trial in Hague over destruction of Timbuktu shrines

Jpost Reports-

AMSTERDAM – The trial of an Islamist militant over the destruction of holy sites in Timbuktu during Mali’s 2012 conflict began in the Hague on Monday, the first at the International Criminal Court to cite destroying cultural artifacts as a war crime.

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi said at a hearing in March he intends to plead guilty and he faces a maximum sentence of 30 years.

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Mahdi’s rebel group is accused of destroying nine mausoleums and the door of a mosque. Most dated from Mali’s 14th-century golden age as a trading hub and center of Sufi Islam.

The trial is expected to last a week.

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Was the victim of Human Rights Abuses (e.g. Hummasti v Bell, 98-3651-JTC) while a patient in the custody of the US Attorney General and hospitalized under 18 USC 4241 through 4244, et seq.! Interests: Biblical Studies, Talmudic Studies, Dead Sea (Yam Melek [Sea of Kings Soferim]) Scrolls, Scribal (Stam Sofer) Traditions, Cantorial (Hazzan) Psalms (Tehillim). Illustrated Calligraphy (e.g. Ketuvim [Jewish Marriage Contracts], Poetry). Self Published Manuscripts and Screen Plays at yhummastiscribd web site:
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1 Response to Islamist militant on trial in Hague over destruction of Timbuktu shrines

  1. How is an idol nullified? “An idol is nullified when a non-Jewish idolator cuts off the tip of its nose, ear, or finger, or rubs its face smooth even though no part of it is destroyed.”

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