The Almighty says: (And there is life for you in retaliation, O men of understanding, that
ye may ward off evil) 179 Surah Al-Baqara, in compliance with the order of the Lord Almighty and implement its Sharia on His land, when He said: (But no! by your Lord! they do not believe (in reality) until they make you a judge of that which has become a matter of disagreement among them, and then do not find any straitness in their hearts as to what you have decided and submit with entire submission) 65 Surah An-Nisa, and because Muslims are guardians of each other, and they in their love, mutual kindness, and close ties, are like one body; the mujahidin consider themselves demanded by the Sharia to retaliate for their brothers the Da’is from Jamaat Al-Dawah wa Al-Tablig, who were heading to Bamako to a attend one of their meetings, and they weren’t accused or suspected of anything, but rather were unarmed Muslims, the soldiers of the Malian army executed and killed them in cold blood, and without any legitimate justification, and therefore the mujahidin demand the Malian government to handover these murderers immediately to the Islamic Sharia court, to have the Haad implemented on them as Allah have ordered, and we consider this a warning that we send to the Malian state and its army, and in case the murderers didn’t appear before the Islamic Sharia court the mujahidin will take the procedure that they see appropriate. Forewarned is forearmed, and decision of the matter, before and after (these events) is only with Allah.
Majlis Shura Al-Mujahidin
(Note: Majlis Shura Al-Mujahidin in Azawad consist of the Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb, Ansar Al-Din and Jamaat Al-Tawhid wa Al-Jihad in West Africa)