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Mali: Sharia Imposed In Timbuktu, Muslims Demolish Churches, Christians Flee by frosbel(m): 11:32am On Apr 16, 2012
A Christian leader has been beheaded and others are being threatened with similar treatment as Islamic militants run amok in Mali, West Africa.


Islamic troops in Timbuktu

Christians have fled the town of Timbuktu in the north of the country where harsh Sharia Law has already been imposed amid reports that churches in Gao, 200 miles to the east, have been completely destroyed.

The news comes in the wake of a military coup in the country, one of the effects of which is that sanctions applied from outside has cut off electricity supplies, further delaying reports of the latest upheavals along with desperate pleas for help.

Among those affected is British Bible college graduate Timothee (Tim) Yattara, who recently returned home to his home country in a bid to help spread the gospel in this remote – and now dangerous – part of Africa located on the edge of the Sahara.

Tim has fled with his family to Bamako, the country’s main city some 400 miles away in the south-west, but without the money to rent a house.



Tim Yattara

“We have escaped in the wake of horrible death threats as the Islamists have a list of all the Christians in Timbuktu whom they intend to execute by beheading. As proof of their intentions, one leader has already been killed in this way and some churches in Gao have been demolished. Most Christians have already fled for safety, but Sharia Law has been imposed all over the north.

“As refugees in Bamako, life is very difficult for me and my family as we are in desperate need of finance, just to pay for shelter and safety,” he said.

Already suffering famine through drought, Mali is being terrorized by Al Qaida and associated rebels said to be claiming the northern part of the territory as their homeland.

Only last week we were reporting that Timbuktu was surrounded by tents inhabited by impoverished people who have fled the countryside in the wake of the spreading famine, exacerbated by rising unemployment and massive inflation with many struggling to find food and work.

And with a government now overthrown by a coup, the security situation has been made even worse by rebels from Libya loyal to their former leader Col Gaddafi.

Anyone able to help should e-mail Tim at timfromtimbucktu@googlemail.com to whom you are able to send aid directly by Western Union.

Tim knows nothing is impossible with God, however. As reported on the site last week, he was miraculously raised from the dead through the prayers of his family when he was a little boy.

http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2012/s12040044.htm
Re: Mali: Sharia Imposed In Timbuktu, Muslims Demolish Churches, Christians Flee by Nobody: 12:02pm On Apr 16, 2012
Even in Mali, there is north and south! and who controls the north?
Re: Mali: Sharia Imposed In Timbuktu, Muslims Demolish Churches, Christians Flee by kodewrita(m): 12:14pm On Apr 16, 2012
Today Mali, Tomorrow Kano?....
Re: Mali: Sharia Imposed In Timbuktu, Muslims Demolish Churches, Christians Flee by jagunlabi(m): 12:18pm On Apr 16, 2012
Poor christians. Being chased all over the globe isn't particularly nice, is it. Perhaps they staying home would be a good idea, no?
Re: Mali: Sharia Imposed In Timbuktu, Muslims Demolish Churches, Christians Flee by PastorAIO: 12:35pm On Apr 16, 2012
This one sounds like 419 though. How many christians will be slaughtered that we now have to be sending money to tim from timbuck2.
Re: Mali: Sharia Imposed In Timbuktu, Muslims Demolish Churches, Christians Flee by frosbel(m): 12:44pm On Apr 16, 2012
So every needy person is now a 419 suspect.

Only Nigerians will think this way !!!
Re: Mali: Sharia Imposed In Timbuktu, Muslims Demolish Churches, Christians Flee by rastamouse: 12:50pm On Apr 16, 2012
Let's pray for our brothers in these countries. Persecution was promised by JESUS
Re: Mali: Sharia Imposed In Timbuktu, Muslims Demolish Churches, Christians Flee by Goldia(f): 12:50pm On Apr 16, 2012
May God help christians. Things like this should teach nigerians that unity is far better than division
Re: Mali: Sharia Imposed In Timbuktu, Muslims Demolish Churches, Christians Flee by users1: 1:56pm On Apr 16, 2012
I pray

God is omnipotent
Re: Mali: Sharia Imposed In Timbuktu, Muslims Demolish Churches, Christians Flee by Jenwitemi(m): 1:59pm On Apr 16, 2012
If that is the case, that persecution was "promised" by Jesus, then this particular one is in order, yes? Let us all fold arms and watch the fulfillment of the Jesus promise. grin
rastamouse: Let's pray for our brothers in these countries. Persecution was promised by JESUS

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