Picturing the global jihad 3

The Malawi Antiquities Museum in Cairo looted and destroyed by the Muslim Brotherhood

Picture from PowerLine

Posted under Africa, Islam, jihad, Muslims by Jillian Becker on Sunday, August 18, 2013

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  • KBM

    This is so sad! I have been to this rather modest, but still important collection of unique artifacts and ancient documents. Hopefully, they will show up on the black market in the near future, rather then being utterly destroyed.

    I have a rather interesting perspective on Mali. Several years ago I was working in North/east Mali, not far from the Algerian border. We literally ran into three different Al Qaeda training camps in the desert. We kept our distance but there was not mistaking what was happening in the camps. I alerted members of the US Embassy in Bamako only to be told that I must be mistaken. I was not! When the in-country personnel would not respond, I notified some friends back in the States at the State Department. Some three weeks later they had confirmed, by means of satellite, that I was not mistaken, but that there were four camps not three. No action was taken because of US involvement in Iraq at that time, and now Malians are paying the price and much of west Africa is destabilized.

    I am also distressed over the vast amounts of destruction happening in Syria. There is no way to know what priceless and irreplaceable treasures have been lost forever.

    • Jillian Becker

      Thanks for your comment, KBM, which is extraordinarily interesting.

      If you can, and if you will, please tell us what your work is that takes you to such places and provides you with such contacts.

      • KBM

        Jillian, It would not be proper for me to give a detailed bio, but suffice it to say, I worked for my government over many years. I was stationed in Russia and the CIS countries, and then located in Africa. I actually have been in all 54 AU member Countries, but if you count 57 countries in Africa, then I have been in those as well. It is very complicated.

        I retired while in Africa and fell in love with the “Wild-West” methods and style, so I stayed on. It is here that I first met the Chinese people that are now my partners in several international business ventures. As a result I found Taiwan which is now home.

        Short story that covers many years and many miles. I continue to be engaged in Africa, particularly, DRC, Zambia, Ghana, Liberia, and Morocco.

        As a student of history I have enjoyed researching Asia and comparing their long journey to that of the
        Christian West. To me, it is a fascinating comparison and one not well known by anyone in the West.