Sunday, March 06, 2011

Dreaming Beyond the Madman: Reflections on the Revolution in Libya | Politics | Religion Dispatches

Dreaming Beyond the Madman: Reflections on the Revolution in Libya | Politics | Religion Dispatches

From Haroon Moghul's reflections on Libya and Qaddafi,
It is quite possible that if Qaddafi is able to crush all dissent in the western half of the country, he will turn his army and his brutality onto the liberated east. Libya has had a tragic history, but her people are amazingly brave, and to stand up against such a horrifically violent and deluded man is no small measure of their character. He, and his delusional son Seif al-Islam (“Sword of Islam”), have vowed to fight to the last drop of blood, apparently indicating that they will kill every Libyan in order to rule Libya. Nor, sadly, is this too far removed from much of Libya’s history.

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