Monday, August 27, 2012

Islamists forbid secular music on radio

Islamists in northern Mali forbid secular music on the radio

Rebels justify action with Sharia rules

Bamako - In the north of the West African Republic of Mali have there ruling Islamists in the secular music radio broadcasting prohibited. The "spread secular music" in the regions of Gao, Timbuktu and Kidal was forbidden, said a spokesman for the Movement for the Unit and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) the AFP news agency. The ban kick into force on Wednesday (Aug 22), added Oussama Ould Abdel Kader added. With "satanic" music must be an end. Instead, it must Quranic verses give.

Operators of private radio stations in the towns of Gao and Niafunke confirmed the arrangement of the Islamists. These have recently been in the north Mali proceeded strengthened against media people. In the West African Country in March, a group of soldiers, the long-time president
Amadou Toumani Toure overthrown. Succeeded in the power vacuum after the coup it Tuareg rebels and several Islamist groups within Days, bringing the northern Mali under its control. the Tuareg rebels were, however, and increasingly by the Islamists of MUJAO the al-Qaeda offshoot Ansar Dine sold.
(A_P_A, 22/08/2012; via Herbert Meixner-AUT, A-DX)
(BCDX/BC-Top News 1079 via wb, Germany/HCDX)
photo/R Netherlands