You may recall the horrific and criminal activities of the Wahabi zealots when they destroyed Islamic shrines in Mali. Now one of their captured leaders says that he was wrong and begs for forgiveness. He pleaded guilty to intentionally ordering the attacks on nine shrines and the Sidi Yahia mosque between June 30 and July 11, 2012 when the extremists seized control of part of northern Mali. The attacks on the ancient shrines triggered a global outcry, and archaeologists hope the trial will send a stern warning that such plundering of our common heritage will not go unpunished.
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