Libya: 'Patriots & Good Muslims'

Andrew Bolt

Are Islamists playing the West for suckers?

Well, the answer has to be a clear ‘yes’.  But its not the weaselly “Islamists’ either, its Muslims who do what Muslims do: deceive the unbelievers.  Because that’s what Muhammad did, and Muslims around the world are eager to emulate ‘the perfect man’.

This is the rebel regime that NATO is backing and Britain now recognising as Libya’s government:

A SENIOR opposition figure has confirmed Islamist rebels were responsible for the killing of the head of the Libyan rebel army.

In other news:

Two years after he was supposed to die of prostate cancer, the Lockerbie bomber is still ticking.

War is deceit:

That much was clear last week when Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the only person convicted in the 1988 terrorist strike that killed 270 people, was trotted out for a pro-Moammar Khadafy rally in Tripoli.  (NYP)

General Abdel Fatah Younis died after being arrested on the front line by his own troops on suspicion of being on Muammar Gaddafi’s payroll….

The brigade – which takes its name from one of the Prophet Mohammed’s military commanders, emphasising its Islamist nature – had been charged with arresting Younis, the former security chief under Gaddafi who had defected to the rebels. He was suspected of passing battle plans back to the Gaddafi regime and was being brought back to Benghazi for questioning when he was killed.

Is the West backing an eventual Islamist takeover of Libya?

In March came this admission:

Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime

Mr al-Hasidi admitted that he had recruited “around 25” men from the Derna area in eastern Libya to fight against coalition troops in Iraq. Some of them, he said, are “today are on the front lines in Adjabiya”.

Mr al-Hasidi insisted his fighters “are patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists,” but added that the “members of al-Qaeda are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader”.

In fact, al Qaeda may be responsible for the murder of the rebels’ military commander:

Defence Secretary Liam Fox on Sunday warned that Islamist militants may have been behind last week’s assassination of rebel Libyan military chief General Abdel Fatah Yunis.

Fox told BBC Radio that the death, attributed by the British press to Al-Qaeda elements within the rebel movement, remained a mystery but that militant influence within Libya was inevitable.