Hey, how about that Arab Spring? What a wonderful, amazing and liberating revolution it has turned out to be in Libya. Celebrates are underway with the flag of al-Qaeda flying over the Benghazi courthouse. Sharia Law and the return of full-fledged polygamy – it doesn’t get better than that for a freedom fighter.
The Benghazi courthouse is the headquarters of the rebel fighters and the media center from which we heard about their valiant struggle every day for months. Journalist Sherif Ehelwa [sorry, I have no other information about him] says he has been there and has seen the flag fluttering in the desert air. Ehelwa took a photo and was threatened with having his tongue cut out if he spoke ill of the flag. He was told not to publish his photos. See them all here.
According to one Benghazi resident, Islamists driving brand-new SUVs and waving the black al Qaeda flag drive the city’s streets at night shouting, “Islamiya, Islamiya! No East, nor West,” a reference to previous worries that the country would be bifurcated between Gaddafi opponents in the east and the pro-Gaddafi elements in the west.
Ehelwa says Tripoli’s “military counsel,” is now led by al-Qaeda “fighter” Abdelhakim Belhaj, and..
According to a Libyan who didn’t want to be named, a special military group inside the NTC is calling on Salafi fighters with military backgrounds to join a special group fighting in the rebellion.
NATO says it will stop the bombing but may stick around to see the transition to “democracy” through to the finish. If that’s the case, NATO will have to take up permanent residence somewhere nearby because there will be no democracy. Source: DailyMail