DVD Review: Timbuktu—Jihad for Dummies
A gazelle zigzags through the landscape while macho maniacs fire at it with guns. That represents fragile systems under attack. Remember 'Bambi Meets Godzilla'? The same macho maniacs then destroy cultural artifacts as a matter of (religious) course, anything a threat to the doctrines and dictates of dogma. People are corralled and cajoled into concentration camps of convenience for the sake of religion without reason and even less rhyme: neither cigarettes, music, nor football—God forbid alcohol—are allowed.
I think everybody has at least some vague recollection of the events that occurred in northern Mali in 2012, when Arab jihadis basically co-opted the desert nomadic Tuaregs' long wished-for dreams of an Azawad homeland, using them in their quest for a fundamentalist Islamist state, then basically hanging the Tuaregs out to dry before the central Bamako government—with French help—regained control.