In the wake of the Islamic winter (affectionately coined "Arab Spring" by the enemedia), jihadists beat and kill journalists. Western journalists respond by supporting jihad in Syria, Egypt, Gaza, Lebanon, and .... Mali. The hunchbacks can't see their own hunch.
"Islamists" is a fictional construct devised and used by Western media and intellectuals to prop up their delusion. Most Muslims find the world insulting.
"Mali Islamists beat journalist after sharia plan thwarted" By Serge Daniel (AFP)
BAMAKO — Islamists occupying northern Mali beat a radio presenter for reporting on their failed efforts to amputate a thief's hand as an embattled interim regime in the capital struggled to win back confidence.
Amid attempts by Islamists to enforce sharia in the occupied vast desert north, the government vowed Monday to work flat out to regain lost territory and underscored its commitment to secularism.
However protesters demanding the resignation of interim President Dioncounda Traore took to the streets of the capital Bamako and police fired tear gas to disperse them.
In the extremist-occupied north, radio presenter Abdoul Malick Maiga was in the Gao hospital on Monday after a thrashing by the town's Islamist rulers.
"He regained consciousness but is still in intense pain," a doctor at the hospital told AFP on condition of anonymity.
"He has scratches on his eye. He explained that the Islamists came to arrest him as he was commenting on the population's refusal to accept the amputation of a thief's hand," he added.
Another doctor said the presenter had been beaten "with a stick by the Islamists who accused him of criticising them."
Hundreds of people protested on Sunday night in Gao demanding Maiga's release from detention and set fire to a car belonging to a leader of the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) which controls Gao.
The Islamists fired shots into the air to disperse the crowd.
On Saturday MUJAO announced on private radio they would amputate the thief's hand at a town square, but hundreds of protesters on Sunday stormed the square to prevent them from carrying out the sentence."We don't want to know what this young man did, but they are not going to cut his hand off in front of us," a resident said on Sunday.
This is the first report of the extremists trying to stage an amputation since they occupied the north of the country four months ago.