Monday, April 19, 2004

Libya thaws? 

Could this be really happening? Hard to believe, but...

"Moammar Gadhafi on Sunday called for the abolition of Libya's three decade-old exceptional courts and other strict laws criticized by human rights groups... Libya's exceptional laws have, among other things, banned the formation of political parties and stipulated death penalties for dissidents."

Meanwhile, Gaddafi's (pick your spelling) son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, has urged Libya's Jews, who in the past were forced to flee their homeland, to come back to Libya.

He also had this to say to his fellow Arabs about America's project to democratise the Middle East: "Instead of shouting and criticising the American initiative, you have to bring democracy to your countries, and then there will be no need to fear America or your people."

Any if you believe that these things would have been happening in the Middle East but for the invasion of Iraq, then I've got a nice mosque in Mecca to sell.


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