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Advice to Mansour Omar El-kikhia

I agree with Naji Ahmed in his identification of Ali El-Rishi as the person signing his name as " anonymous." I am familiar with his writing style. The readers can verify this for themselves by reviewing a previous letter that he wrote to this site. In El-Rishi's most recent letter, there are some truths, but the intent of his writing is not to reveal facts, but shatter Libyans' confidence in one of their most respected families, El-Kikhia family. Also, Ali El-Rishi's intent is to show Dorda that he could render useful services through his good ability to write.

It is true that Mansour Rasheed El-Kikhia has served Gadafi's regime for twelve years, Mansour believed that by doing so, he could minimize the damage to Libya, but that was not to be. I do not believe that Mansour's services have caused any discernible harm to Libya, apart from giving some legitimacy to an illegitimate regime. Mansour Rasheed ultimately paid the highest price, his life, for associating with Libya's mad man.

As far as Mansour Omar, he undoubtedly associated or at least allowed his name to be used by Pipes and others, who are known for their fervent hostilities toward Arabs and Muslims. Here again a good Libyan name was associated with undesirable characters.

In response to El-Rishi's letter, Mansour Omar acknowledged his mistake, and that should have been the extent of his reply to El-Rishi. Instead, he launched an emotional response. Ali El-Rishi wrote to this page several months ago, to inform the readers that he is a professor of physics with a Ph.D. degree. I do not understand why such a well-qualified person would choose to avail his services to Dorda.

Mansour, please do not respond anymore to El-Rishi's letters, because of your concerns for your family's name. All decent Libyans know what your family has done and continues to do for serving the cause of Libya. As for Dr. Ali El-Rishi, please use your notable credentials to earn a decent living, and to cease and desist from any affiliation with Dorda. I believe that all of us have to be careful in our choice of friends. I bring to everybody' s attention a well-known proverb, "a man is identified by the company he keeps."

Mubarak El-Werfalli

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