Not that this has anything to do with Islam, of course. Obama has no doubt already dispatched John Kerry to Bamako to search out this Sultan Ould Bady character and explain to him how he is misunderstanding his peaceful religion. Ben Affleck is no doubt already there.
BAMAKO, October 6- A Malian jihadist close to the al Qaeda linked militia MUJAO on Sunday claimed responsibility for an attack that killed nine UN peacekeepers in the country’s restive north.
Friday’s attack, the deadliest against the UN mission in Mali, targeted a contingent of peacekeepers from Niger.
“In the name of all the mujahedeens, we have attacked the soldiers of the Niger government which works with the enemies of Islam,” Sultan Ould Bady told AFP.
“Three groups of mujahedeens were on the ground,” said the jihadist, known for his ties to the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO).
“If the enemies do not leave the territory of Islam, they will never have peace,” he said.
He had on previous occasions claimed responsibility for other attacks in northern Mali….