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Kaddafi is the only reason of what happened in El-Zawia

To all real Libyans,

Come on … its your chance to express your thoughts about kaddafi and his gangsters, and tell the world that they are the real reason behind what happened in El-Zawia…

Tell them that the Libyan people are peaceful, and that they only acted on self-defence to the illegal African immigrants who started the troubles by attacking Libyans…

And that kaddafi is using the illegal African immigrants to humiliate Libyans and push them to the limits… Well, it was always his way of keeping Libyans occupied by something so they will forget about him for awhile…

The following link will take you there, so you can post your response to the things they say about Libyans:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/talking_point/debates/african/newsid_953000/953159.stm

and read this before you answer:

Gaddafi's Libya: African brother or simply racist ?

During the past week, thousands of African immigrants living in Libya have been attacked by local residents. Some have had to take refuge in their respective embassies.

Nigeria has already taken steps to repatriate all illegal Nigerian immigrants from Libya. This eruption of xenophobia comes in the face of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's attempts to build an African Union.

So how do you regard Gaddafi's Libya? As a beacon of hope and unity for Africa? Or as a country where racism is as rife as anywhere else? Tell us what you think.

A selection of your emails will be broadcast on Focus on Africa during the 17:05 edition on Saturday.

I can only speak for those Libyans I have met and they have all been kind, generous and beautiful people. Racism is caused by ignorance coupled with scarcity and it is little wonder why tensions arose.
Daud Mohammed, Somalia

Gaddafi is too arrogant. And his behaviour has also made Libyan people blindly arrogant. Such arrogance has simply become racism. Gaddafi is too irrational and the only people he can lead are the Libyans.
Kolawole Raheem, Finland

In my association with Arabs, l think they are the biggest racists l have ever known. The recent assault on African immigrants in Libya is a heinous crime and entirely contradicts the preaching of Gaddafi's Africanism.
Sheikh Abdullahi Irshat, Somalia

Gaddafi, a beacon of hope and unity in Africa? What a joke. Does he think that the world has forgotten that he still has blood on his hands? African leaders are afraid of him. They do not want to annoy him knowing fully well that he is capable of committing heinous crimes in any part of Africa.
Henry Williams, New York/ Sierra Leone

During slavery, Africans were sent both East (to the Arab world) and West to the Americas. The slaves endured inhumane treatment on both sides, but several generations later, those that went to the Americas at least claimed some of their freedom. But the slaves that went East to the Arab world were not that lucky. I am not saying all Arabs are racists, but the majority look down on Africans, based on their mistaken race profiling, which is there are whites, then Arabs, finally Africans!
Yonas Afeworki, Eritrea/USA

Gaddafi's Libya is no more a beacon of hope and unity for Africa than a mere country where racism is as rife as anywhere else or even more. How can the Libyan authorities allow the local residents to attack their fellow African immigrants, harassing and intimidating them in the eyes of the so-called African freedom fighters? I understand that it is getting worst to the extend that some immigrants have had to take refuge in their respective embassies. What a total embarrassment and disgrace to Africa!
S.T. Saine, The Gambia

Long live Libya

Wahda Trabulsia

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