Saturday, September 22, 2012
Making History: Libyans against extremism
When I said in my last post yesterday that " Libyans have always defied the norms and the statistics and the analysis " little did I know that I would proven right so fast :) .
While the Americans are thinking about deploying drones and submarines or even the marines to monitor or attack the suspected extremists in Libya, it took the Libyan youth a couple of hours to send the extremist packing !
We are always innovators :P and so we are on record as the first country to storm an extremist brigade. I will stop using the word 'Islamist' as Islam and Muslim have nothing to do with this and will qualify them with the word 'extremist'. Islamist, fundamentalist , salafist etc... all have a certain way of life and they can live any way they want like the different minority communities in the world such as the Amish they are not necessarily violent.
Thousands demonstrate against militias violence and disorder. [source]
In wave after wave the people of Benghazi overtook the militias and handed the headquarters on silver platter to the government forces.
Unfortunately some of them died doing so. RIP !
World please watch Libya and stop putting us in the same bag with others. I think the message is clear that Libyans want to build a nation and have no interest in Al Qaeda. No one fights like a Libyan.
Than you Benghazi and thank you to all those who courageously protested all over Libya no matter what their number was. It took a lot of courage knowing that you could be a target of the extremists. Hopefully their myth of invincibility has now been busted.
Our motto has always humbly been : we win or we die !