Skip to comments.Exiled Islamists Fuel Libyan Revolution (Obama & NATO islamic allies....)
Posted on 07/19/2011 3:18:03 PM PDT by kronos77
CAIRO Hiding for years from tyrant Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, members of Islamic groups are coming to light from their forced exile as real patriots to map out freedom fighters strategy against the current authoritarian rule.
We are part of the Libyan people and we just want to help our country, Abu Sohaib, not his real name, a senior commander of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, told the New York Times on Tuesday, July 19.
The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group was formed in 1995 with the goal of ousting Colonel Qaddafi.
Daring to protest against Gaddafi in the 1990s, members of the Islamic group were captured and died in Abu Salim prison in Tripoli.
Ever since, they hid from Qaddafi security forces in the caves in Darnah until the Libyan revolution, giving them opportunity to come out to be celebrated as patriots.
Exiled for years in London away from his homeland, Abu Sohaib and a dozen or so former commanders make up a rear-guard headquarters for revolution fighters.
Some of those commanders even shuttle between London and Benghazi to strategize and share donations collected from the Libyan expatriate community in Britain.
Yet, Abu Sohaib, banned from Libya and its neighbors, could not join those shuttle missions to his home country.
He spends most of his time online to keep in contact with friends on the ground there and follow Libya news.
I would like to be there myself; I tried to go, he said, pausing to look at the car keys in front of him.
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