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Gadhafi’s Personal Holy War

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Posted on Feb 26, 2010
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A beaming Moammar Gadhafi lifts his fist in front of an idyllic fake scene.

Moammar Gadhafi has had it up to here with Switzerland. First they arrest his son on charges of beating up two servants at a luxury hotel. Then they pass a pretty horrible law banning mosque’s minarets. Now, Gadhafi has called for a holy war against the country, a move which has received almost universal denouncement. —JCL

The Guardian:

Libya’s leader, Muammar Gaddafi, ­yesterday [Thursday] called for a jihad, or holy war, against Switzerland, in an escalation of his vendetta against the country where police once arrested his son.

At a meeting in the city of Benghazi to mark the prophet Muhammad’s birthday, Gaddafi described the country as an infidel state that was “destroying” mosques. Last year he urged the UN to abolish Switzerland and divide it between Germany, France and Italy.

“Any Muslim in any part of the world who works with Switzerland is an apostate – is against Muhammad, God and the Qur’an,” Gaddafi said.

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By nemesis2010, February 27, 2010 at 5:11 pm Link to this comment

I’m so up to the gucking fills with the religious whack jobs in the world. And I’m about a couple of levels more fed up with these muslims! The only group of human beings(?) in the whole world that can make a republican appear like he’s anything other than totally stupid. The whole of western society should have an insult the crap out of Mohamed, Jeebus, Jehovah and Allah day. This is the 21st century for crying out loud! As a matter of fact we should have an insult all religious nuts holiday.

I hate war and conflict, I really do,—U.S.M.C. 1965-1969—but the West should view these declarations of holy war as a serious declaration of war and attack the M.F.ers and blow them to their damned non-existent paradises where they can finally bust their cherries with their allotment of 72 non-existent virgins. 

The religious and their insane belief in mythology—along with the fear of political leaders to stand up to them—are steering us to another fricking world war. I wish the entire populations of the three monotheist religions would all move to the Middle East and blast each other to their respective kingdoms’ come! Our species would be a hell of a lot better off without them. All they really want is to leave this life and be with their psychopathic, non-existent gods anyway. But that’s the hell of it isn’t it? They’re the most miserable sons-a-bitches on the planet and they are made even more miserable by those of us who enjoy life. 

There is absolutely no hope for our species; there are simply too many that haven’t evolved into enough enlightenment. The enormous level of ignorance of the religious coupled with 21st century technology guarantees the doom of our species. What a shame because making love, drinking 12 year old Scotch whiskey, watching your children grow –those are just a few of the wonderful things one can do with his brief time here. But of course, in order for one to enjoy life; one must first pull that oversized religious mythology stick out of one’s arse.

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By PatrickHenry, February 27, 2010 at 8:34 am Link to this comment

Muammar sounds like a Muslim George Bush.

I can draw a few parallels.

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By RAE, February 26, 2010 at 3:48 pm Link to this comment

With many apologies to the sane Libyans who might read this, YOUR LEADER IS A COMPLETE FLAKE!

But you know that. If it weren’t for MG, Libya wouldn’t exist on the radar of most other countries. So you tolerate/support his embarrassing theatrics in exchange for at least some recognition that you exist. Glad you’re paying for his antics and not me.

But for the life of me, I can’t understand how he gets headlines elsewhere in the world (like on Truthdig). This is like tracking the activities of Bozo the Clown.

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By walldizo, February 26, 2010 at 12:26 pm Link to this comment
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This man is becoming an insult to humanity.His controversial moves on all levels makes it impossible to seriously, accept his judgment as coming from a sane person.Qadafi’s recent follies against Switzerland must be condemned by all civilized world.It is of interest to all to have him see a shrink.

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By dihey, February 26, 2010 at 12:13 pm Link to this comment

I know for a fact that both Germany and The Netherlands have allowed Mosques to build towers. I believe that both countries or their cities have passed legislation which regulates the periods during each day when the Muezzin can make calls.

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By skulz fontaine, February 26, 2010 at 11:00 am Link to this comment

Muammar declared “jihad” on the Swiss on account of that dang icky Swiss
chocolate. And their banking laws. Yeah.

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