For being “against Islamic law.” Will the Muslim world find this, the willful destruction of graves belonging to self-identified Muslims (Sufis) at the hands of jihadists, anywhere near as offensive as Israel’s attempts to build a “museum of tolerance” atop a long-abandoned Muslim graveyard?
“Somalia: Islamists Destroy Graves, Kill Robbers,” from All Africa, December 10 :
Kismaya “” The Islamic insurgent forces in the port town of Kismayu, 500 kilometres (300 miles) south of Mogadishu have destroyed graves and temples in Kismayu after operations they conducted in the city, witnesses and officials said on Tuesday.
Sheik Hassan Yaqub Ali, the information secretary of the Islamic administration in Kismayu told reporters that the graves in temples are against the Sharia law.
The Islamists took control of Kismayu after deadly gun battle with local militias led by Colonel Barre Hiralle two months ago.
The Sufi organizations in Somalia worship in temples with graves inside but other Islamic organizations like Shebab and Al-itihad oppose it coming up with other Islamic interpretations…
Shebab and Al-itihad did not “come up” with these “other Islamic interpretations.” They are standard to Sunni Islam, which guides the lives of some 85-90% of the world’s Muslims.