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The '''Libyan Islamic Fighting Group''' (LIFG) is a terror organization in [[Libya]] founded in 1995. It is connected with [[al-Qaeda]]. The goal of this organization is the imposition of [[Sharia]] law and killing non-[[Muslim]]s. The biggest enemy of the LIFG was the former Libyan leader [[Muammar al-Gaddafi]]. The LIFG was designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the [[United States government]] in 2005.<ref>Terrorist Organization Profile: [http://www.start.umd.edu/start/data_collections/tops/terrorist_organization_profile.asp?id=4400 Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG),] National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). start.umd.edu </ref> In 2011, [[Barack Hussein Obama]] provided support to the Islamist rebels during the [[Libyan uprising]].<ref>[http://counterjihadreport.com/tag/libyan-islamic-fighting-group/ ‘White Out’ on Benghazi: State Dept. Issues Report,] Clare Lopez, December 23, 2012. counterjihadreport.com </ref>
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The '''Libyan Islamic Fighting Group''' (LIFG) is a [[Libya]]n terror organization that was founded in 1995. It is connected with [[al-Qaeda]]. The goal of this organization is the imposition of [[Sharia]] law and killing non-[[Muslim]]s. The biggest enemy of the LIFG was the former Libyan leader [[Muammar al-Gaddafi]]. The LIFG was designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the [[United States government]] in 2005.<ref>Terrorist Organization Profile: [http://www.start.umd.edu/start/data_collections/tops/terrorist_organization_profile.asp?id=4400 Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG),] National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). start.umd.edu </ref> In 2011, [[Barack Hussein Obama]] provided support to the Islamist rebels during the [[Libyan uprising]].<ref>[http://counterjihadreport.com/tag/libyan-islamic-fighting-group/ ‘White Out’ on Benghazi: State Dept. Issues Report,] Clare Lopez, December 23, 2012. counterjihadreport.com </ref>
  
 
LIFG was originally compromised of Libyans who fought in the [[Soviet-Afghan war]] (1980-88). LIFG is suspected to be one of the terrorist entities that provided materials for the May 2003 [[suicide bombing]]s in Casablanca. In November 2007, al-Qaeda leaders released an audio recording officially declaring LIFG had joined with the al-Qaeda organization. The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group has ties to extremist groups in [[Egypt]] and [[Algeria]].
 
LIFG was originally compromised of Libyans who fought in the [[Soviet-Afghan war]] (1980-88). LIFG is suspected to be one of the terrorist entities that provided materials for the May 2003 [[suicide bombing]]s in Casablanca. In November 2007, al-Qaeda leaders released an audio recording officially declaring LIFG had joined with the al-Qaeda organization. The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group has ties to extremist groups in [[Egypt]] and [[Algeria]].

Revision as of 12:20, 4 May 2013

The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) is a Libyan terror organization that was founded in 1995. It is connected with al-Qaeda. The goal of this organization is the imposition of Sharia law and killing non-Muslims. The biggest enemy of the LIFG was the former Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi. The LIFG was designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the United States government in 2005.[1] In 2011, Barack Hussein Obama provided support to the Islamist rebels during the Libyan uprising.[2]

LIFG was originally compromised of Libyans who fought in the Soviet-Afghan war (1980-88). LIFG is suspected to be one of the terrorist entities that provided materials for the May 2003 suicide bombings in Casablanca. In November 2007, al-Qaeda leaders released an audio recording officially declaring LIFG had joined with the al-Qaeda organization. The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group has ties to extremist groups in Egypt and Algeria.

See also

References

  1. Terrorist Organization Profile: Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). start.umd.edu
  2. ‘White Out’ on Benghazi: State Dept. Issues Report, Clare Lopez, December 23, 2012. counterjihadreport.com

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