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==Benghazi rebellion==
 
==Benghazi rebellion==
 
The Benghazi rebellion started as a series of protests in eastern [[Libya]] on February 16, 2011 after the fall of the [[secular]] regimes in [[Tunisia]] and [[Egypt]]. Ansar al-Shariah, an affiliate Al-Qaida in the Maghreb (AQIM) vowed to do everything in the uprising against Libyan strongman [[Muammar Gaddafi]].<ref> [http://www.dawn.com/2011/02/24/al-qaeda-in-n-africa-backs-libya-uprising-site.html Al Qaeda in N. Africa backs Libya uprising: SITE] </ref><ref> [http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/mar/07/libya-uprising-live-updates Libya uprising.] </ref>  
 
The Benghazi rebellion started as a series of protests in eastern [[Libya]] on February 16, 2011 after the fall of the [[secular]] regimes in [[Tunisia]] and [[Egypt]]. Ansar al-Shariah, an affiliate Al-Qaida in the Maghreb (AQIM) vowed to do everything in the uprising against Libyan strongman [[Muammar Gaddafi]].<ref> [http://www.dawn.com/2011/02/24/al-qaeda-in-n-africa-backs-libya-uprising-site.html Al Qaeda in N. Africa backs Libya uprising: SITE] </ref><ref> [http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/mar/07/libya-uprising-live-updates Libya uprising.] </ref>  
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Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said [[jihad]]ists who fought against American troops in [[Iraq]] served on the front lines. <ref> [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8407047/Libyan-rebel-commander-admits-his-fighters-have-al-Qaeda-links.html Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links.] </ref> <ref> [http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/25/world/guantanamo-files-libyan-detainee-now-us-ally-of-sorts.html Libyan, Once a Detainee, Is Now a U.S. Ally of Sorts.]</ref>
  
 
[[President Obama]] granted U.S. assistance to this same group.<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/19/extremists-among-libya-rebels_n_837894.html Anti-American Extremists Among Libyan Rebels U.S. Has Vowed To Protect], David Wood, ''Huffington Post'', 3/19/11.</ref>
 
[[President Obama]] granted U.S. assistance to this same group.<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/19/extremists-among-libya-rebels_n_837894.html Anti-American Extremists Among Libyan Rebels U.S. Has Vowed To Protect], David Wood, ''Huffington Post'', 3/19/11.</ref>

Revision as of 16:57, 21 February 2013

The Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb is a terrorist organization and part of Al-Qaeda. It has 300-400 members and is one of the best organisied terrorist groups in the world. The group was founded by Hassan Hattab, who was a member of the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria. Al-Qaida in the Maghreb received support from Barack Hussein Obama in the murder of Muammar al-Gaddafi during the Libyan War. AQMI was also responsible for the deaths of 37 hostages, including two Americans in Mali.[1]

Benghazi rebellion

The Benghazi rebellion started as a series of protests in eastern Libya on February 16, 2011 after the fall of the secular regimes in Tunisia and Egypt. Ansar al-Shariah, an affiliate Al-Qaida in the Maghreb (AQIM) vowed to do everything in the uprising against Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi.[2][3]

Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against American troops in Iraq served on the front lines. [4] [5]

President Obama granted U.S. assistance to this same group.[6]

See also

References

  1. http://frontpagemag.com/2013/stephenbrown/al-qaedas-anti-black-racism/
  2. Al Qaeda in N. Africa backs Libya uprising: SITE
  3. Libya uprising.
  4. Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links.
  5. Libyan, Once a Detainee, Is Now a U.S. Ally of Sorts.
  6. Anti-American Extremists Among Libyan Rebels U.S. Has Vowed To Protect, David Wood, Huffington Post, 3/19/11.