French, Malian forces fight Islamist rebels in Gao

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Invictuss wrote:

good luck you will be hunting for decades to come lol

Feb 21, 2013 6:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
rgbviews wrote:

The media needs to cleanup it’ s act. If I were of muslim belief I would be furious to see “islamist” being equated to “enemy” or “terrorist” in the world’s press. George Bush started the ball rolling when he referred to a “crusade” and the wilfull collaboration of the press is leading us into a contrived religous war not seen since the middle ages.

Feb 21, 2013 10:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
Yashmak wrote:

rgbviews,
Islamist is not the same as islamic. Islamism is an ideology in which Sharia law is implemented, and all non-Islamic social, military, political, cultural, and economic influences are to be eliminated. If the article was referring to Islam (as a whole) as the enemy, I would agree with you. However, Islamism is a bit more extreme.

The locals in Mali have indicated they don’t WANT the French to leave (this has been described in prior articles about the conflict here on Reuters), they too consider the islamists the enemy.

Feb 21, 2013 4:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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