In the aftermath of overthrowing the regime of Muammar Gaddafi thousands of mercenaries he hired from neighboring African countries headed home along with weapons given them by the Libyan dictator. Mali, which borders Libya, witnessed the arrival of thousands of Muslim religious fanatics who imposed Sharia law including amputations and beheadings of those who would adhere to the new regime. The rebels are moving south in order to gain complete control of the country. French President Francoise Hollande informed Muslim fanatics he was prepared to send in his own army in order to halt the southern march.
Most people in Mali do not agree with the strict version of Sharia law but are terrified to disagree with the fanatics, one does not wish to lose an arm. It is vitally important the African Union send in forces to combat the mad men from the north.