As conditions in Libya continue to deteriorate and questions are being raised about who are the rebel leaders a shocking video is posted by Alan Kornman from The United West.
According to the Associated Press (AP) , "Abdel-Hakim Belhaj is an emerging hero of the Libyan uprising, the man who led the Tripoli Brigade that swept into the capital and captured the fortified compound that was Moammar Gadhafi's seat of power. He's also the former leader of an Islamic militant group who says he was tortured by CIA agents at a secret prison."
"He was not always so inclusive. In a 1996 statement he wrote as leader of the now-dissolved Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, Belhaj wrote a statement vowing to fight 'all the deviant groups that call for democracy or fight for the sake of it', reports the AP.
In the column "Libyan Draft Constitution: Sharia is ‘Principal Source of Legislation,’" by Lachlan Markay for The Foundry, August 22:
The dust has not yet settled over the Libyan capital of Tripoli since rebels took control over the weekend. But already, a draft constitutional charter for the transitional state has appeared online (embedded below). It is just a draft, mind you, and gauging its authenticity at this point is difficult. There is also no way to know whether this draft or something similar will emerge as the final governing document for a new Libyan regime.
It is important to note what Americans who are of Libyan descent think. Here is the video done by Alan Kornman from The United West: