Yassine Temlali. Courtesy: Al Akhbar English
Algeria is coming under significant foreign pressure as it is pushed toward military intervention in North Mali in an attempt to eliminate religious movements seeking to turn the area into an Islamic Salafi emirate. These movements have begun imposing their version of Islamic Sharia rules against “the disobedient" and destroying all religious shrines they deem as blasphemous to the one God.
Thomas Serres, Courtesy: Jadaliyya, April 23, 2012