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Thursday 31 July  

Islamist music ban undermines Malians’ identity

Published on : 10 December 2012 - 11:22am | By (Screenshot: NOS)
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After Islamists took over power in northern Mali in March, they introduced a strict form of sharia law. Women and girls have to be covered, and all forms of music have been banned. Music is an essential part of the culture and identity of people in northern Mali. As a result, musicians and thousands of others have fled the region. 

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JWallace 19 December 2012 - 8:01pm / United States

Would like to see more on the Islamist take-over of Mali and the disrespect of the culture, resulting in people fleeing their country. I only discovered this site by accident. This info is important and unpublicized in the U.S.

The Mexican man story didn't have any context. When the video starts, he's talking about being abducted and beaten up. Where is he? Who is doing it? Who is he? Why is it happening? There is no description in the video introductory text. This text is still about Mali, even though the video is about a Mexican man.

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