Kansainvälinen arabisanomalehti Asharq Al-Awsat:
From Holy warrior to hero of a revolution: Abdelhakim Belhadj
Abdelhakim Belhadj is the commander of the Libyan rebel Tripoli Military Council; he emerged as a leader during the Libyan rebels’ operation to liberate the Libyan capital from Gaddafi control. Belhadj is also a former Emir of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), which was banned internationally as a terrorist organization following the 9/11 attacks.
Belhadj was arrested in Afghanistan and Malaysia in 2004, and was interrogated by the CIA in Thailand before he was extradited to Libya in the same year.
The Gaddafi regime released ten leaders of the LIFG (alongside 214 affiliates of other Islamist trends) on 23 March 2010. Belhadj was amongst those released, and he has been described as the Emir of the LIFG. In addition to this, other senior LIFG members were released, including LIFG theorist Abu Mundhir al Saadi, and LIFG military commander Khalid al-Sharif.
In March 2011, members of the LIFG reportedly announced that they had placed themselves under the leadership of the Libyan rebel National Transitional Council, and that the group had changed its name from the LIFG to the Libyan Islamic Movement.
No onpa kivaa.
Miksi siis Nato nyt tuki islamisteja Gaddafia vastaan?
En toki sano, että länsimaiden olisi pitänyt tukea Gaddafia. Kannatan ulko- ja turvallisuuspolitiikassa noninterventionismia eli sekaantumattomuutta kolmansien osapuolten keskinäisiin asioihin. Miksi Naton piti mennä mukaan Libyan sotaan? Miksi Naton piti aktiivisesti auttaa islamisteja?