» 09/22/2012, 00.00
LIBYA - ISLAM
Young Libyans attack Salafi militants base
The people, tired of the violence and armed gangs, burned the headquarters of Ansar al-Sharia, the group suspected of killing U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. The population refuses to accept the militia oppression or imposition of a fundamentalist Islam.
(AsiaNews) - Hundreds of young demonstrators attacked the headquarters of Ansar
al-Shariah, one of the most extremist Islamic groups, hunting militants and
setting fire to the building. The
attack took place late last night, after a day of protests attended by tens of
thousands of people to "save Benghazi." The
rally was organized to criticize violence in the city, which led to the murder
of U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens, three members of his staff, along with 10
Libyan guards in the U.S. consulate. In
fact Ansar al-Shariah is suspected of having attacked the U.S. consulate, on
September 11, taking advantage of the demonstrations against the anti-Islam
film, produced in the United States.
headquarters of Ansar al-Shariah was surrounded by the crowd shouting "No
to armed militias!" Militiamen sought first to fire shots in the air, but
then were forced to flee.
similar attack against another militia base in the city, the Sahaty brigade, led
to three deaths. Anti-militia
demonstrators and police clashed for two hours, until the armed group fled. In another incident one
person was killed.
demonstrations are something new in the Libyan panorama. People
are frustrated by the lack of security, following the fall of Gaddafi. Many
Islamic groups, which helped to put an end to the Colonel's dictatorship, have
refused to disarm or accept to enter in law enforcement. They
often act like bands of outlaws, attacking groups and people who do not obey
their vision of a fundamentalist Islam.
Benghazi in revolt against Islamists following deadly attack
The attack targeted a hospital and destroyed several buildings: death toll continues to rise. It is the first act of violence against civilian targets after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. Thousands take to the streets to demand an end to the government and the expulsion of the Islamist militias. The Pentagon sends 500 marines to the NATO base in Sigonella (Sicily, Italy).
Gunmen attack Coptic Orthodox church in Benghazi, assault two clergymen
Islamists try to lynch Fr Paul Isaac, an Egyptian Coptic Orthodox priest, and his assistant. Although the incident occurred on 3 February, it was only reported last night. This is the third attack against the country's Christian community. The Libyan government condemns the attack, calling it an attack against Islam.
Benghazi, the Coptic Church of St. Mark is torched
The attack took place last night. Authors of the act Still unknown. The building had been attacked a few weeks ago.
13/09/2012 LIBYA - USA
Destroyers and marines sent to Tripoli, in anti-Islam film "war"
Obama and Clinton express outrage and shock. The attack on the consulate in Benghazi, may have been premeditated. The U.S. ambassador died of suffocation. With him three US staff and 10 Libyans were killed. The director of the film against Muhammad goes into hiding and describes Islam as a "cancer." Arabic translator of the film unknown. The tensions in Libya (and Egypt) add to those between Obama and Netanyahu on Iranian nuclear issue.
Bishop of Tripoli bombs and weapons are useless and divide the country. Find a way to communicate with Gaddafi
African Union and Russia meet in Moscow to find a peaceful solution to the crisis in Libya. Hundreds of thousands demonstrate in favour of Gaddafi in Tripoli and other cities. Wrong to financially and militarily support Benghazi rebels.
Pope: together with the faithful in China on 24 May to celebrate Our Lady of Sheshan
During the Regina Caeli, Pope Francis speaks about the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China, instituted by Benedict XVI. Chinese Catholics must make a “personal contribution to communion among believers and to harmony in the whole society." AsiaNews Symposium on the Church in China is set for this week. Francis appeals for peace in the Central African Republic, and for loving “one another following the example of the Lord”. For him, “Sometimes conflicts, pride, envy, and divisions leave a blotch on the beautiful face of the Church.” Five new cardinals will be named, including a bishop from Laos.
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