Al-Qaida-linked Islamists occupying northern Mali on Wednesday banned "Satan's music" from the airwaves, leaving radio stations to broadcast only the singing of Koranic verses, AFP reported.
"We have already spoken to people who own the radio stations," said Oussama Ould Abdel Kader, a spokesman for the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO). "We no longer want Satan's music. Instead there must be verses of the Koran. Western music is Satanic music."