Just one day after Hillary Clinton said terrorism has nothing to do with Islam, we have this:
Terrorists in Mali went door to door killing anyone who couldn’t recite a passage from the Quran.
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BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Men shouting “Allahu Akbar” and armed with guns and throwing grenades stormed into the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali’s capital Friday morning and seized 170 hostages.
The U.S. Embassy in Mali asked citizens to shelter in place amid reports of an “ongoing active shooter operation” at the hotel in Bamako. People in the area ran for their lives along a dirt road as a soldier in full combat gear directed them to safety.
Malian army commander Modibo Nama Traore said 10 gunmen stormed the hotel shouting “Allahu Akbar,” or “God is great,” in Arabic before firing on the guards and taking hostages. The Brussels-based Rezidor Hotel group that operates the hotel said the assailants have “locked in” 140 guests and 30 employees.
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Some guests were able to escape the hotel. Some of the hostages were allowed out if they could recite verses from the Koran. Monique Kouame Affoue Ekonde, an Ivorian, said she and six other people, including a Turkish woman, were escorted out by security forces as the gunmen rushed “toward the fifth or sixth floor.”
“I think they are still there. I’ve left the hotel and I don’t know where to go. I’m tired and in a state of shock,” she said.
The U.S. and French embassies told their citizens in Bamako to take shelter wherever they are.
A top official at the French presidency said French citizens were in the hotel but could not give more details because their number and identities were not confirmed. The official spoke anonymously in line with presidency policy.
China’s official state Xinhua News Agency quoted a Chinese guest as saying via a mobile chat app that several Chinese were among the guests trapped at the hotel.
A staffer at the Radisson Blu hotel who gave his name as Tamba Diarra said over the phone that the attackers used grenades in the assault.
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