Skip to comments.Many in Sub-Saharan Africa Mourn Qaddafi’s Death
Posted on 10/24/2011 3:15:45 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
While Libyas former rebels and many Western nations welcomed the end of the countrys long and brutal dictatorship, many sub-Saharan Africans are mourning the death of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, celebrated as much for his largesse as for his willingness to stand up to the West....
We are the 1 percent who are not celebrating, said Salim Abdul, who helps run a major mosque in Ugandas capital named for the former Libyan leader, who provided the money to build it.
He loved Uganda, said Mr. Abdul in an interview at the mosque, in Kampala. He noted that Colonel Qaddafi had committed to paying the salaries for the staff of 20 for the next 20 years. His death means everything comes to an end, Mr. Abdul said.
On Friday, approximately 30,000 people packed the mosque to pay tribute to the slain leader, according to local news media in Uganda.
The Daily Monitor, a prominent independent Ugandan newspaper, reported that Sheikh Amir Mutyaba, a former ambassador to Libya, wept as he told followers that Colonel Qaddafi had died as a hero. He added that while Allah will bless him, foreign oil diggers will be punished, likely alluding to a perception among some that the West intervened in Libya mainly because of its oil riches.
In Nigeria, Africas most populous country and about half Muslim, a senator told local news media that Colonel Qaddafi was one of the finest African leaders we have. And a former Nigerian militia leader, who said he was once financed by Colonel Qaddafi, told Agence France-Presse that the former Libyan leaders death would be avenged.
The colonel spilled his blood as a martyr to rekindle the fire of revolution all over the world, said Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, the militia leader. The people of the world will rise up against this.
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Didn’t England buy much of their oil from Libya? Where will they get their oil now.
I was thinking, wonder what went with the pack of semi-hot female bodyguardettes he travelled with?
Qadaffi gave more money and hospitality to obama’s kenyan clan than obama ever has
I guess this means a halt in libyan funding for the barack obama birthplace tourist stop in kenya
Naturally this happens when the welfare spigot is turned off.
Many in the Soviet Union mourned Stalin’s death long after he had begun roasting in Hell! Many skulls full of mush in the U.S.A. still think BHO can walk on water. To understand this type of delusion, “MIG PILOT” The Final Escape of Lt. Belenko - should be required reading for all would-be Conservatives.