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Sectarian attack in Libya


Via NBC:

Libyan Islamist hardliners use a bulldozer to raze the mausoleum of Al-Shaab Al-Dahman near the centre of Tripoli on Saturday. [Photo by] Mahmud Turkia / AFP - Getty Images.

It should be noted that Islamist sectarianism has been denounced by the Libyan government as it attempts to assert authority:

Government officials condemned the demolition of the large Sha'ab mosque and blamed an armed group who, they said, considered its graves and shrines to Sufi figures un-Islamic.

It was the second razing of a Sufi site in two days. Ultra-conservative Islamists wrecked Sufi shrines with bombs and another bulldozer and set fire to a mosque library in the city of Zlitan in the early hours of Friday, an official said.

Additional details and photographs of the destruction can be found at the NBC report.

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