Date: Tuesday, 05-February-2013, 0:04 AM | Message # 1
Amid the relief in the Malian town of Timbuctoo, the scars of seven months of occupation can still be felt.
Under the strict Sharia law imposed, many of the activities enjoyed in everyday life were forbidden, including listening to music.
Local disc jockey Albert Toure says those who seized control of Timbuctoo were not genuine Muslims. "They were terrorists," he says, "when people call them Muslims, it cheapens the name of Islam. They were terrorists."