Category Archives: Libya

The brave women fighting bigotry in Libya

Once in a while, amid the destruction, Read more [...]

Libya’s Islamist menace

Sharia freaks in Libya Nureddin Sabir reviews a recent analysis which concludes that the Islamist threat from Libya, at the core of which is the Muslim Brotherhood, should be treated as top priority, especially by Egypt. Read more [...]

Libya in the stranglehold of Islamist thugs

Libyan failed state Nureddin Sabir argues that Libya may has passed the point of no return, just as Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo had done before it, and is now a failed state. Read more [...]

The stillbirth of the new Libya

Libyan Ansar al-Sharia Nureddin Sabir paints a dismal picture of the prospects for his native Libya, now a crumbling, lawless, failed state where Islamist militias have filled in the post-Gaddafi political and security vacuum. Read more [...]

The Islamists’ hijacking of Arab hope

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Jamal Kanj argues that in swapping places with Dark Ages Europe, the contemporary Arab world is descending in darkness because religionists are consumed with peripheral practices rather than seeking democracy and knowledge. Read more [...]

Only an international force can save Libya

Libya disintegration The only solution left to prevent Libya’s disintegration – and its violent consequences for others – is for the Security Council to authorize military intervention under Chapter VII of the UN Charter. Read more [...]

Libya in peril

Today a huge car bomb exploded near Read more [...]

Women’s struggle for rights in Libya

Libyan Women's Pride Day Nureddin Sabir highlights the plight of women in Libya where social and cultural backwardness, and the rising influence of religious bigots, are rapidly eroding the few rights they have. Read more [...]

Mis-analysing Libya

Libyan women waving the new Libyan flag and the flag of the Amazigh people – often called Berbers – during an Amazigh festival in Tripoli, 27 September 2011 Nureddin Sabir shows how lack of understanding of Libyan history and society can lead to flawed conclusions regarding the propriety of the UN-authorized intervention to save Libyans from Gaddafi’s murderous intentions. Read more [...]

Libya on the edge of a precipice

Nureddin Sabir says failure to disarm Libya’s 1,700 militias is putting it on the edge of a precipice and that only an international peacekeeping force can disarm the militias and establish security. Read more [...]