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In response to Abdulaziz


Dear Ibrahim,

This is in response to Abdulaziz who in his letter to you (The Political Purpose of Dorda's Circular) wrote: " Later on, he (that is, Ali Errishi) was offered a scholarship that was never rescinded."

Perhaps, for the record, I should mention that the most gracious of men I have ever had the good fortune of knowing, my dearest friend, Abdul Hamid Al-tayar let someone else sign the letter on his behalf. I remember when Al-ustath Abdul Hamid called, his voice full of sorrow and pain, to tell me of the news. His heavy heart made it impossible for him to sign the letter.

Anyway, I decided to make this letter public only as a correction. For it does not really matter whether my scholarship was rescinded or not. Many other patriotic good Libyan students did not have their scholarship rescinded at the time. There are many good Libyans who are on scholarships now; and more good Libyans must be awarded scholarships. I just cannot see the point of all this noise.

Still, I am certain that Abdulaziz did not mean to lie. He was either misinformed, or, since these events took place 23 years ago, might have not remembered correctly. Again, it does not really matter which is which. I hope we agree that neither I nor any other individual is important enough to be the issue here.

with all my respect and affection,
Ali Errishi

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