Muslim extremists have destroyed another religious shrine. We have previously discussed the destruction of these sites which are importantly not just religiously but historically. This time it is the tomb of a Muslim saint, Cheik El-Kebir, in Mali. Using hammers and picks, twelve members of the Islamic Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) destroyed the ancient shrine.
The extremists believe that Muslim shrines are “haram”, or forbidden in Islam. Thus, they feel God wants them to destroy the shrines that other Muslims consider sacred. These are often the same people who murder innocent people for insulting their faith as recently seen in the controversy in Libya.