New statement from Ḥāmid Bin ‘Abdullah al ‘Alī: “Why has the Syrian Regime Killed ‘Umar al-Mukhtār’s Descendants With al-Qathāfī (Gaddafi)”

NOTE: For more of Ḥāmid Bin ‘Abdullah al ‘Alī’s statements that are related to various Arab uprisings see:

‘Umar al-Mukhtār is an important figure in Libyan history. He was a teacher of the Qur’ān by profession. Additionally, he was skilled in the strategies and tactics of desert warfare. As a result, he was a leading figure and led the Libyan resistance against the Italian fascists — who invaded Libya — from 1912 until his death when the Italians hung him in 1931. His heroic efforts were later depicted in the 1981 film The Lion of the Desert. The film was banned in Italy in 1982 and was not shown on Italian TV until 2009. He was also mentioned in al-Qā’idah in the Islamic Maghreb’s statement on February 24th: “Support and Backing for the [Libyan] Revolution of our Family, the Free, Descendants of ‘Umar al-Mukhtār.”

Ḥāmid Bin ‘Abdullah al ‘Alī — “Why has the Syrian Regime Killed ‘Umar al-Mukhtār’s Descendants With al-Qathāfī (Gaddafi)”