….wild is the wind…creative free speech is the seed….
Now they've torn it. No man, not even the allegedly brutal soldiers of the Malian army (you remember, the ones 300,000 refugees reportedly fled from in terror?) has apparently raised his hand against a woman in public for sixteen hundred years. For it was in the 4th century that Queen Tin Hinan ruled the tents of this land, and no violence against women is tolerated, that's how the story goes.
Feb 2013: French troops move into Mali.......(see UN official statements)....Oh well....At least they will be beautifully atired int heir Beige uniforms and cornflower blue beret. lol. Sorry, with this level of humans rights and Taliban related crimes against women and sustainable culture, if you do not make a joke, you will cry! UN Statement in full (click here): Excerpt:
Statement of the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in Mali (New York, 1 February 2013) Mr. Adama Dieng, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, warned today of the increasing risk of reprisal attacks against ethnic Tuareg and Arab civilian populations in the Timbuktu, Kidal and Gao regions of northern Mali. “While the liberation of towns once under the control of the rebel and extremist groups has brought hope to the populations of northern Mali, I am deeply concerned at the risk of reprisal attacks against ethnic Tuareg and Arab civilians. There have been serious allegations of human rights violations committed by the Malian army, including summary executions and disappearances, in Sevaré, Mopti, Niono and other towns close to the areas where fighting has occurred. There have also been reports of incidents of mob lynching and looting of properties belonging to Arab and Tuareg communities. These communities are reportedly being accused of supporting armed groups, based simply on their ethnic affiliation,” said Mr. Dieng. “I call on the Malian army to discharge its responsibility to protect all populations, irrespective of their race or ethnicity,” stated Mr. Dieng. “I am deeply disturbed by reports of violations committed by the army, and by reports that the armed forces have been recruiting and arming proxy militia groups to instigate attacks against particular ethnic and national groups in northern Mali.” “I urge all actors, including the Malian army, to adhere to international humanitarian and human rights law. Targeting of ethnic or religious groups in an armed conflict and if such abuses are carried out in a widespread and systematic way, could constitute atrocity crimes,” stated Mr. Dieng.
Tragic! WE talked about this in June 2012, now finally today, Reuters report on it! Omg! Are they not paying their sources enough money? lol. 29th September 2012 !!!! Reuters are ONLY 3 months behind the REST of the world as News source?????? OMG! http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/29/us-mali-crisis-tombs-idUSBRE88S0BR2012092918the June 2012 Queen Tin Hinan, it is time you rise up and SLAP the little moron Ansar Dine if his followers want to attack women in public! Are these people a new Talleban? Ansar Dine? Who? Something about some sort of Sufi and Women hating group that wants to rip down historic sites and destroy cultural sustainability? Who are these people? Why should we care? WEll in theory as a chinese person I don't in 2012...but as a Chinese person And a global citizen who cares about our common goods AND 5000+ historic sites, I definitely do. These people tore out ancient tombs that can NEVER be replaced! It would be like if they come over to the Middle Kingdom and try to tear down the Great Wall of China, one brick at a time! Well, good luck, people.....at this point in time you are going to have 1.3Bilion chinese ready to Bash you AND if even 10% of those are Chinese women, you better run back to the Gobi because WE are REALLY REALLY bad tempered! An average Chinese guy can forgive a wrong after he finished about 5 generations of your descendents, but an average chinese woman expects to be Able to Verbally Abuse you for the entire time it takes for us to have a go at you, your kids, your kids' kids etc..etc....The smartest thing my brilliant Trade Guild friend in London said to me was,"First lesson you learn when you get to Trade Guild, NEVER EVER cross a Chinese in a trade....they will keep on going and it never ends...they will TAKE everything and then some if you try to Cross them....we let the cow boys underestimate them and think they are quiet, easy walk overs....we learn to never underestimate them and we have been around since the 14th century!" :) I would like those who did THIS to a historic site that was part of the Ancient Silk Road I & II from China to Constantinople to THINK ABOUT how upset we might get if you decide to touch ANYTHING THAT WE DECIDE IS PART OF OUR SILK ROAD HISTORY! I AM NOT JOKING. "On May 4, 2012 armed men from the Islamist group Ansar Dine desecrated the mausoleum of a 15th century Sufi saint, Sidi Mahmoud Ben Amar, in Timbuktu. One man wielding a gun declared worship at Saint Sidi Amar’s tomb to be haram (forbidden). Their actions sent shock waves around the globe, raising fears for the future of Timbuktu’s many cultural treasures. The threat to Mali’s cultural heritage brought to mind the destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan. The tomb of Sidi Amar is sacred to many and is a symbol of the golden age of Timbuktu, the City of 333 Saints, once a center of learning that reached its peak in the 15th and 16th century. Its ancient mosques and tombs are beautiful examples of mud-brick and wood architecture of the Sahel. The tomb, and the entire town of Timbuktu, is a UN World Heritage Site." I like to hear the story of Queen Tin Hinan. Lets Hear it for Queen Tin Hinan Power! Protect Women in MAURITANIA ! [caption id="attachment_3889" align="aligncenter" width="801"] Tin Hinan is the name given by the Tuareg to a 4th-century woman of prestige whose monumental tomb is located in the Sahara at Abalessa in the Ahaggar or Hoggar region of Algeria. The name means literally "she of the tents", but may be metaphorically translated as "mother of the tribe" (or "of us all") or even "queen of the camp" (the "camp" maybe referring to the group of tombs which surround hers). She is sometimes referred to as "Queen of the Hoggar", and by the Tuareg as tamenoukalt which also means queen.[/caption]