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Security sources said the dead included women, children and elderly people.

This appears to be in retaliation for an al Qaeda affiliate’s claim of responsibility on Friday for a raid last week that killed 23 soldiers.

Almost 5000 French troops have been stationed in Mali since 2013, but militants have since regrouped and expanded their presence into central Mali and the neighbouring countries, rendering swathes of the country almost ungovernable.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-m...-idUSKCN1R40K9
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Security sources said the dead included women, children and elderly people.

This appears to be in retaliation for an al Qaeda affiliate’s claim of responsibility on Friday for a raid last week that killed 23 soldiers.

Almost 5000 French troops have been stationed in Mali since 2013, but militants have since regrouped and expanded their presence into central Mali and the neighbouring countries, rendering swathes of the country almost ungovernable.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-m...-idUSKCN1R40K9
That's awful. I haven't seen anyone talking about this (apart from the news) which sort of implies that we're becoming desensitised to this brutal violence.
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That's awful. I haven't seen anyone talking about this (apart from the news) which sort of implies that we're becoming desensitised to this brutal violence.
Terrorism has become expected rather than out of the ordinary.
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Seems quite common over there.
(Original post by AngeryPenguin)
Security sources said the dead included women, children and elderly people.

This appears to be in retaliation for an al Qaeda affiliate’s claim of responsibility on Friday for a raid last week that killed 23 soldiers.

Almost 5000 French troops have been stationed in Mali since 2013, but militants have since regrouped and expanded their presence into central Mali and the neighbouring countries, rendering swathes of the country almost ungovernable.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-m...-idUSKCN1R40K9
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Terrorism has become expected rather than out of the ordinary.
I know. It seems every day there's another announcement that someone decides to kill a group of people because they have different beliefs to them. It's terrible.
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It is terrible and everything, but why the emphasis on the fact that the victims were Muslim?

And why not point to the murders of even more Christians over this same period in Nigeria, (presumably) BY Muslims?

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/wo...ans-in-nigeria
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It is terrible and everything, but why the emphasis on the fact that the victims were Muslim?

And why not point to the murders of even more Christians over this same period in Nigeria, (presumably) BY Muslims?

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/wo...ans-in-nigeria
They were targeted because they were Muslims.
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(Original post by kazzykat95)
That's awful. I haven't seen anyone talking about this (apart from the news) which sort of implies that we're becoming desensitised to this brutal violence.
With Trump and Brexit, I think a lot of people ignore what is happening in other countries. For instance, I've heard very little about the Zimbabwe/Mozambique cyclone.
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(Original post by generallee)
It is terrible and everything, but why the emphasis on the fact that the victims were Muslim?

And why not point to the murders of even more Christians over this same period in Nigeria, (presumably) BY Muslims?

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/wo...ans-in-nigeria
the world doesn't like Christians, so don't get upset they're not in the news as much.

also, it's in Nigeria, a not as developed nation like UK, US, Australia etc. so they won't be in the news much either.
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Do you ever post about any positive stories? Try it.
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(Original post by kazzykat95)
They were targeted because they were Muslims.
It was a retaliation attack for the Christians burned to death a few weeks ago with a similar body count.
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It was a retaliation attack for the Christians burned to death a few weeks ago with a similar body count.
Why don't you make a thread about it.
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In countries like Mali when mass murder happens it normally to do different ethnic groups and tribes hating each other and fighting over resources and land religion just another excuse to fight each other. The ethnic groups have been fighting each other for thousands of years long before Christianity/ Islam existed.
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(Original post by Decahedron)
Why don't you make a thread about it.
1. It would just be either ignored or seen as some kind of whataboutery regarding this thread.
2. I don't want to.
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Why don't you make a thread about it.
Wehey....a tag team.👍😁
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It was a retaliation attack for the Christians burned to death a few weeks ago with a similar body count.
Does that make it okay though???
Because then everyone is surprised when 'Muslims' do something to fight back.
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In countries like Mali, the ethnic groups have been murdering each other for thousands of years long before Christianity/Islam even existed. Religion is just excused for them to murder each other now.
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Does that make it okay though???
Because then everyone is surprised when 'Muslims' do something to fight back.
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Does that make it okay though???
Because then everyone is surprised when 'Muslims' do something to fight back.
Yes it does. In that kind of environment, letting the callous slaughtering of your people slide, sends the message that next time you can get the whole lot scot free.
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(Original post by looloo2134)
In countries like Mali when mass murder happens it normally to do different ethnic groups and tribes hating each other and fighting over resources and land religion just another excuse to fight each other. The ethnic groups have been fighting each other for thousands of years long before Christianity/ Islam existed.
Impossible. Everybody knows ethnic diversity is the greatest strength a nation can have.
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Impossible. Everybody knows ethnic diversity is the greatest strength a nation can have.
ethnic diversity is simply a fact of nature. rather than politicise it you could recognise the facts are that you would be alive today if there hadnt been some widening of the genepool (comparatively speaking) within your ancestors clans to create a successfull offspring. if you happen to think 'white people' are one singular ethnic group scientifically speaking youd be sadly mistaken
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