No doubt they are peace-loving advocates of democracy at heart. “Rioting hits Libyan city of Benghazi,” from Reuters, February 16 (thanks to Ravi):
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Hundreds of people clashed with police and government supporters overnight in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, a witness and local media said, in a rare show of unrest in the oil exporting country.
Protesters angered by the arrest of a human rights activist threw petrol bombs, set cars ablaze and chanted “no God but God!” in clashes that left dozens injured, according to reports from the city….
A video clip posted on the YouTube site by someone who said it was recorded in Benghazi on Tuesday night showed a crowd of people outside what looked like a government building chanting: “No God but God!” and “Corruption is the enemy of God.”…
People in Benghazi and the region around it have a history of distrust of Gaddafi’s rule. Of the hundreds of people jailed in Libya over the past decade for membership of banned Islamist militant groups, many are from the city….
At the Abu Salim prison near Tripoli, 110 men jailed for membership of the banned Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) were set free, though local rights activists overseeing the release said it had nothing to do with events in Benghazi….
Of course not!