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Something Has To Be Done

Libyan brothers and sisters,

First I would like to apologize for writing in English, as I am not able to use an Arabic keyboard yet. My next task is to learn how to do that.

This is the first time I write to this page, although I am a regular visitor to the site, and I like many of the writers and the ideas they hold of freeing Libya and admire their writing abilities.
The reason I decided to write was someting I read before I went to Libya, written by Dr Ali Rishi, and how he said Libya is so great now. I wanted to write my experience after I visited Libya, just to tell Dr Rishi to look again in case he was blind folded or something of the sort when he was over there.
I have been outside of Libya for more than twenty two years. This year aftre doing ISTIGHARA and some asking around, I decided to go back for a visit, to see my family and friends, and my love Libya and it's towns and cities. The strange thing is, when the plane landed I didn't feel as if I have been away from Libya for that long. Nothing seems to have changed in terms of development, the buildings were the same or at least they are the same buildings but in a worse condition due to the lack of maintenance. I was very surprised to see the lack of basic services; the lack of care of any of these basic services was really hurtful. I was in two minds, firstly I was very happy to see many of my family members whom I was not able to see for over twenty years (I was able to see and kiss and sit with my 101 year old grandmother who died a few days after I returned from Libya, may Allah make her garve a garden from Jennah). On the other hand I was very sad to see my country in this state, it was unbelievable and heart breaking. I have been to some Gulf countries, and remember what they were like in the early seventies when Libya was at it's best, and what they are like now. It's as if Libya went backwards and they leaped forwards.
What hurt me the most, and some people will not like this; Libyans don't measure things as Halal or Haram. Most Libyans take bank loans with interest knowing that it is Haram. When I was in Libya I made a point of not being critical of any thing people did, and the reason for that I didn't want them to say you only say this because you lived outside Libya all these years and you don't know what things are like for us. Believe me when I say, I really understood what they meant, but don't they know "that Allah will show the way to those who avoid haram".
The other thing I did after I came back from Libya was to purchase a satellite system, so that I could keep up with news from Libya. You know something strange, nothing happens but people praising the leader and how wonderful he is.
I know many people will probably criticize me and ask what is the point I am trying to make. I don't really have any point here except to share my experience with you.
I believe something has to be done to remove this man and those who assist him, so that we can start the extremely difficult task of rebuilding our country. I am outside Libya now and willing to go back and make a change any way I can. I believe that nothing can be done until this man is removed.

Assalamu Alaikum,

Binziad


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