Libya: ‘Only’ 15 Percent of Rebels Are Islamic Extremists

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Expert John Rosenthal writes:

In an interview published today in the French daily Le Figaro, a spokesman for Libya’s National Transitional Council acknowledged that Islamic extremists figure among the rebels fighting to overthrow the rule of Muammar al-Gaddafi. But the spokesman, Mahmoud Shamman, insisted that the “radical elements” represent only a “tiny portion” of the rebels: namely, “no more than 15 percent.” Shammam also acknowledged that members of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Libyan Islamic Fighting Group form part of the opposition.

via ‘Only’ 15 Percent of Libyan Rebels Are Islamic Extremists – By John Rosenthal – The Corner – National Review Online.

I had already written something about this here and here.

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