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Qaddafi noted on many occasions that the Libyan Revolution had a sacred duty to help all those who were in legitimate need and suffering persecution, since this was in accordance with the teachings of the Quran, which was Libya’s constitution The bedrock of Islam is to enjoin that which is good and condemn that which is wrong and unjust. Any Muslim, regardless of their interpretation of Quranic teachings, will admit that the Quran clearly states that the weakest response to injustice is to hate it in your heart, the second weakest response is to speak against it and the strongest response is to oppose it in every way possible.
“I will not go into exile to any foreign country. I was born here in Libya, and I will die here. This country was a dessert, and I turned it into a forest, where everything can grow. No one Love this land more more than its citizens. If Europe and America tells you that they love you, be careful. They love the wealth of your land. The oil and not the people. They are helping you to fight against me but, it will be more wise for you to fight against them because they are fighting against your future and progress. My message to you the people of Libya is, they are helping you to kill me but you will pay the price because you will suffer. And my message to you America and Europe is, you will kill me, but be ready to fight a never ending TERRORISM.
Before you realize your ignorance, terrorists will be hitting you at your doorstep.”
“Sometimes the enemy is the best teacher”
Kwame Ture, revolutionary Pan- Africanist and former executive member of the World Mathaba, opined that sometimes the enemy is the best teacher. He instructed us to study the enemy’s strategy and tactics and to remember that the enemy only goes after those whom they deem to be a real threat to their imperial interests. Pan-Africanist and former president of Guinea, Ahmed Sekou Toure, said that,
“if the enemy is not bothering with you, then know that you are doing nothing”.
The forces of US-EU imperialism were always bothering Muammar Qaddafi. They were bent on discrediting, demonizing and finding a way to obliterate him and the Libyan Jamahiriya from its inception in 1969, until they finally achieved their nefarious objective in 2011.
16 Real Reasons Why Col. Gaddafi Was Killed
#1. There was no electricity bill in Libya, electricity was free for all its citizens.
#2. There were no interests on loans, banks in Libya were state-owned and loans given to all its citizens were at a 0% interest as mandated by law.
#3. The home was considered a human right in Libya. Gaddafi vowed that his parents would not get a house until everyone in Libya had a home.
#4. All newlyweds in Libya received $60,000 Dinars (US$50,000) from the government to buy their first apartment.
#5. Education and medical treatments were free in Libya. Before Gaddafi, only 25% of Libyans were literates by his killing in 2011 that figure stood at 83%.
#6. Libyans that wanted to take up farming as a career received farm land, a farming house, equipment, seeds and livestock to kick- start their farming activities all for free.
#7. If Libyans couldn’t find the education or medical facilities they needed in Libya, the government funded them to go abroad for it.
#8. In Gaddafi’s Libya, if a Libyan bought a car, the government subsidized 50% of the price.
#9. The price of petrol in Libya was $0. 14 per liter.
#10. Libya had no external debt and its reserves amounted to $150 billion – now frozen globally.
#11. If a Libyan is unable to get employment after graduation, the state would pay the average salary of the profession as if he or she were employed until employment was found.
#12. A portion of Libyan oil sale was credited directly to the bank accounts of all Libyan citizens.
#13. A mother who gave birth to a child under Gaddafi, received US $5,000 as child benefits upfront.
#14. 40 loaves of bread in Libya were costing $ 0.15
#15. 25% of Libyans had a university degree
#16. Gaddafi carried out the world’s largest irrigation project, known as the Great Man- Made River Project to make water readily available throughout the desert country. If this is called “Dictatorship”, I wonder what type of Leadership Democrats have!
Was He A Terrorist?
Few can answer this question fairly, but if anyone could it would be the Libyan citizens who lived under his reign. Whatever the case, it is rather apparent that he did very many positive things for his country despite the infamous notoriety surrounding his name. That’s worth remembering.