Libyan Opposition Spokesman: “Only” 15% of Rebels are Islamic Extremists

Posted by John Rosenthal

In an interview published today in the French daily Le Figaro, a spokesman for Libya’s National Transitional Council acknowledged that Islamic extremists figure among the rebels fighting to overthrow the rule of Muammar al-Gaddafi. But the spokesman, Mahmoud Shamman, insisted that the “radical elements” represent only a “tiny portion” of the rebels: namely, “no more than 15%”…

For the full exchange, see my new post at National Review Online here.

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