The Libyan Revolution: Democracy or ‘Purity of Islam’?

Posted by John Rosenthal

Mustafa Abdul Jalil’s announcement last month that Islamic sharia would form the basic source of legislation in the new Libya, and that all laws contradicting the sharia were immediately null and void, came as a surprise for Western observers. It should not have. From the very start of the Libyan rebellion, clear evidence was available [...]

A Sea of al-Qaeda Flags: The Video

Posted by John Rosenthal

There is a nearly 14-minute-long video available of the October 28 demonstration discussed in my “Benghazi: A Sea of Al-Qaeda Flags.” See my new post at The Corner on NRO here.

Benghazi: A Sea of Al-Qaeda Flags

Posted by John Rosenthal

The emergence of images of a black al-Qaeda flag flying atop the Benghazi courthouse, the symbolic cradle of Libya’s anti-Qaddafi rebellion, has provoked hasty efforts at damage control by defenders of the rebellion and the new Libyan order. The latter, mostly operating under cover of anonymity in online comments sections, have suggested, among other things, [...]

See No Al-Qaeda: The New York Times and Libya

Posted by John Rosenthal

A recent New York Times article provides proof that one can wave the al-Qaeda flag in the noses of Western journalists in broad daylight in Libya, and they will either not recognize it, or if they do, not deign to inform their readers… See my new post at The Corner on NRO here.