“Now, ruling America is a black man from our continent, an African from Arab descent, from Muslim descent, and this is something we never imagined — that from Reagan we would get to Barakeh Obama.” — Muammar Gaddafi, April 2010
Gadhafi, who has ruled Libya for 41 years, said the international action against his forces was unjustified, calling it “simply a colonial crusader aggression that may ignite another large-scale crusader war.” — March 20, 2011
Yet once again we have a military action that will almost certainly aid Islamic supremacist pro-Sharia forces being labeled a “Crusader” action. Eastern Libya, where the anti-Gaddafi forces are based, is a hotbed of anti-Americanism and jihadist sentiment. A report by West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center reveals that over the last few years, more jihadists per capita entered Iraq from Libya than from any other Muslim country — and most of them came from the region that is now spearheading the revolt against Gaddafi.
They stand to be the most likely beneficiaries of this “Crusade.”