Sounds like the evil men who corrupted Afghanistan last century fled to
Mali. They are recruiting and preparing more evil. Their motive the
*secular* desire for world domination.
They are still pretending to be Muslims. This lie allows them to
infiltrate the tribes, recruit 'martyrs' and to raise money from genuine
The imposition of strict Islamic law makes the Taliban and Al Qaeda look
like good guys. The "Lord's Resistance Army" used the same trick with
the 10 Commandments - basically just an excuse to bully and intimidate
The deliberate destruction of Muslim constructed "Ancient tombs and
shrines ..." proves that they are not Muslims. Real Muslims would
almost certainly consider that destruction sacrilege.
If they are not real Muslims what are they? Possibilities include devil
worshippers, spirit worshippers, practitioners of an ancient tribal
religion or something exotic like grandsons of Thuggee who hide from the
British Colonial Government by pretending to be Muslims. Investigators
would have to be sent to find out what they are and return with
evidence. The religious authorities in Saudi Arabia may be able to tell
the investigators what to look for.
What to do about the outsiders taking over Mali? Britain and the USA
are democracies that believe in the rule of law - a man is innocent
until proven guilty; by extension this applies to organisations and
countries. With the current war-weariness it may take 3 strikes before
we are willing to go to war. Supplying special forces to help the
Government of Mali and surrounding countries may be the current limit.
Internally we can instruct border security to double check people coming
from Mali. Raising the morale of the MI5 and FBI agents keeping an eye
on Muslim extremist will be appropriate, and can be performed by by the
leader without having to ask for a charge in the law.