Libyans Storm….Extremist Islamic Compound


A story that both warms the heart and puts the proof to the lie of the far right narrative. (Washington Post report )

Hundreds of protesters in Libya stormed the compound of an extreist islamic compount- evicting armed militia men and burning the building.

A direct protest of a radical minority responsible for the attacks on the US Embassy.

While a very large majority of Libyans, although “muslim” are friendly towards the US, and thankful for its help in ousting Gadahfi, a small minority of islamic extremists have defied the post Gadahfi regime. And the right wing in the US has gleefully used their actions to paint a far different picture of Libya, and indeed, the muslim world.

And these people are saying enough. The extremists are just that (like those in the US behind the “film” that sparked the unrest in the first place). We may worship a different god. But we are not full of hate and intolerance- and don’t define us by the small, radical element in our country- as we try not to let the radical element in your country define you.

As anyone who has spent time in the middle east, or even those that have friends from there will likely tell you- the people, overwhelmingly, are very western leaning. Yes, there is a radical subset in virtually every country there. And often the worst- both in their government and in extremists fall into two categories: 1) countries the US has long supported for ulterio motives (Saudi Arabia anyone?) 2) Countries the US has long abandoned (Afghanistan ie: reagan era war, palestine). and 3) countries that bridge those categories- such as pakistan. And with the exception of palestine, and its sordid history, one of the main commonalities in extremism is highly remote, largely autonomous regions ruled by tribes. And if you honestly pay attention- this is not so unlike some of the main regions of extremism in the US…

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I am a criminal. Because I have used cannabis and psychedelics extensively. I have tried many other drugs, but never cared for the uppers, downers, or dissociatives. I love craft beer, and absinthe, but don't care much for alcohols effects- which quite frankly, are boring and dangerous. Science is my religion. I am in my 40's, and have travelled extensively. And often forced myself outside of my confort zone. I am employed, a respected member of my communtiy, an animal lover, an environmentalist, a political junkie, and the realities I have experienced continue to push me further to the left of the political spectrum.
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