(Less than 12 hours before world leaders explain the actions described in the headline above have nothing to do with islam)
Armed jihadists have killed at least three people in a deadly shooting rampage and taken 170 hostages at the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali.
Automatic weapons fire has been heard on the seventh floor of the 190-room hotel, where it is thought as many as 10 militants have been going floor to floor and taken 140 guests and 30 members of staff hostage.
Witnesses described how the gunmen allowed around 20 hostages to leave safely after they proved they were able to recite verses of the Koran to the militants. US and French Special Forces have reportedly stormed the hotel and have began to clear the building one floor at a time.
The US embassy has confirmed that several American government personnel are among the 125 guests who remain trapped inside the besieged hotel.
No group has claimed responsibility for the hotel attack, which is frequently used by Air France crew, although Al Qaeda affiliated militants have previously carried out attacks in Mali.
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More when it comes in. Anyone who reads this site will have rational questions about the event. It will be interesting to see if any of the usual media which deflect from the truth for the narrative, like the CBC, or the BBC, CNN and so on, try a new tack or ignore the Islamic aspects of it, or if any of the media who have shown a brave face to the world and tell the truth are submitting to the massive pressure they must be under to tow the EUSSR party lines on islam and terror.