Pictures of Libyan democrats and anti-Fascists

September 14, 2012 at 10:17 pm (anti-fascism, good people, Islam, islamism, Jim D, Libya, Middle East, solidarity, terror)

Just like not all Americans are like the people who made the weird anti-Islam movie that is sparking protests in Muslim nations, not all people in Libya are like the ones who killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens. Some of the people of Benghazi, where Stevens was killed, held a demonstration against terrorism and to show sympathy for the U.S. Libya Alhurra TV, an Internet TV channel founded at the start of the Arab Spring in 2011, posted Facebook photos of a rally there showing support for America and sympathy for Stevens. Here are some of those pictures:

 
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Update: In the photo above, the sign held by the man on the far left says “No to al Qaeda, no to violence, this is a youth revolution.” (Update II: An astute commenter points out the word is “terrorism,” not violence.) The middle one says, “No No No to Al Qaeda.” The sign held by the boy on the right is hard to read at this angle, but says something against killing…
From the Facebook page of The Libyan Center for Documentation, more images of the demonstration:
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The placard on the right (below) is hard to read, but says something against killing:
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From the Facebook page of The Libyan Center for Documentation, more images of the demonstration:
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Update III: Reader Aicha Benmansour writes in with some translations. Above, the sign held by the woman on the right “is a Quran verse that says something like: ‘Is the reward of goodness but goodness?!’ (humble tentative, it’s difficult to translate Quran from divine to human words — it means something like a reminder to reward good by good).”Update: The Supreme Security Committee Interim Tripoli has more photos of pro-American demonstrations in Tripoli..
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The Arabic phrase above “Islam against terrorism” says “No to violence.” That’s on a lot of the signs.Twitter user @2011feb17 says these photos are from a counter-protest in Algeria square in Tripoli..
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Update III: Benmansour explains the sign on the right approximately translates as, “We disapprove/condemn the humiliation of the prophet but NOT with Terrorism.”
* All the above, from The Atlantic Wire

7 Comments

  1. pinkagendist said,

    Maybe some good will come out of this. I imagine the fanatics are furious at these images.
    The deeper problem is the opportunistic use of religion by power-hungry con-artists. It’s never really about a cartoon, or gay marriage or women’s rights- it’s about setting groups against each other just enough so those in power can remain in power.

  2. Mike Killingworth said,

    Quite so, pink.

    Libya is quite possibly the most Europeanised of all Arab states (Ghadaffi was for most of his time in power a pro-science secularist) – indeed, it may well be the next country to try to join the Euro.

  3. James Mcdonald said,

    There was a cat in the news today saying that he had been kidnapped for his resemblence of Saddam.He said, they wanted me to perform in a porno vidio.He claimed, they tossed him out of the car after his un rise.

    These people according to him, where Arabic,out to make a buck no matter what.

    Is not capitalism a cancer on humanity.

    • Monsuer Jelly said,

      like your grammar. fuck me – where the fuck do these fruitloops come from?

  4. James Mcdonald said,

    I like that,.Is not the same rules in your land just like those in Lybia.Fess up, and stand hard, on your own back garden.Plenty of placards to stand for, just like those Lybian ones.

  5. James Mcdonald said,

    Old school national stopage comming soon.Old capitalist socialist line that one.Be effective if longer than a day,interset and its debt does not sleep.

    • Monsuer Jelly said,

      weirdo. crankpoTT. are you alarn ThomARse in disguise?

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