Abdullah Naker, the commander of Tripoli’s Revolutionist Council, said Egypt’s Nilesat satellite broadcaster had allowed Muammar Qaddafi's official Al Jamahiriya station to broadcast last week.
Islamists, youths and tribesmen, marched from al-Husseini mosque in central Amman to the nearby city hall
Military and judiciary officials said the groups were suspected of funneling foreign funds to foment protests and instability and “influence public opinion in non-peaceful ways.” The groups and other rights organizations dismissed the accusations as an attempt to taint the broader revolution.
Dozens of Coptic youth staged a protest inside Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral on Friday against Pope Shenouda’s invitation to Salafis and the Muslim Brotherhood to attend the Christmas Eve Mass on Jan. 7, Egypt’s state-run al-Ahram daily said on its website Friday.
Following the collapse of Qaddafi’s regime in the face of an armed rebellion and a NATO-led air campaign, Western governments have voiced concern about violent extremists trying to exploit instability in the country or getting their hands on surface-to-air missiles.
Unfortunately, the United States has failed over a period of many decades to extend meaningful support to the voices of democracy in the Muslim world, and especially in the Muslim Middle East.