Malian radical begs forgiveness for ‘evil’ Timbuktu attacks

The Muslim Times

Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, a member of Mali’s Ansar Dine Islamist group appears before the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Monday at the start of his trial on charges of involvement in the destruction of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu. (AFP)
This file image grab photo taken on July 01, 2012 shows Islamist militants destroying an ancient shrine in Timbuktu. Ansar Dine Islamist group leader Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi said what he and his co-terrorists did was an “evil” act that he regrets. (AFP)

THE HAGUE, Netherlands: A Malian radical asked for forgiveness as he pleaded guilty Monday to the 2012 attacks on the fabled city of Timbuktu, and urged Muslims not to follow such “evil” ways at his unprecedented war crimes trial.
“Your honor, regrettably I…

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