Dear All, Assalamu Alaikum
First off, the standard disclaimer "I do not know and never met Mr. Ali Errishi or any Libyan official in the US", but I am also an ordinary Libyan citizen who cares about the welfare of his people and beloved country and who believes that if we can accomplish little things, we can build a strong foundation for our country.
I also would like to have the liberty to travel in and out of Libya any time I want while pursuing knowledge in the United States. I truly believe that if we, as educated Libyans, equip ourselves with the right skills and knowledge, we can help our country and people far better than anyone else. Anyone who intimidates us by saying this is the approach of the cowards is only seeking his own agenda. Trust me if we can not accomplish the simple things, we can never dream of having a prosperous Libya anytime soon. And one of those simple things is for officials and private citizens to talk to each other, share ideas and work together in the interest of our beloved Libya.
I truly salute the courage of Mr Errishi to come out and say publicly that I am extending an olive branch to those honest and brave men in charge who want to help their countrymen with their sense of belonging and identity. I also salute Ambasssador Abuzaid Durda for his courage and assistance to his fellow Libyans abroad. Believe me he does not have to do this since there is nothing for him to gain by doing this. All this talk of improving Libya's image and fracturing the opposition is nonsense. Simply because Libya has enough money and oil to woo any government or political organization, and we know in the west money talks. As for the opposition, if one exists, I honestly think they are after their own interests and nobody appointed them as custodians of the Libyans people.
Again, may Allah reward our Libyan brothers like Mr. Errishi, Ambasssador Durda and all the brave men who have the courage to charter new ways to bring harmony and peace to our country and our people.