Robin Yassin-Kassab

Blood in Libya

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A report from a friend in Tripoli. She must remain nameless.

bread, freedom, human dignity

I’m here and safe for now, al-hamdullah. There is no internet in Libya, and maybe there will be no electricity in the coming days. I uploaded software late at night to get the internet, and very few have access to this software.

The death toll in Benghazi is growing, almost 80 are dead just in 3 days. It’s getting dirty here and the media coverage is too little. We are not getting the international attention and I am afraid if the Libyan protesters are ignored, this murderer will seal Libya off from the world and ruthlessly kill any protest before they even have the chance to begin.

Yesterday, I left work and I went to Sahat el-Ghadra, where all his thugs were supporting him. They got all kids out of schools and forced them to carry posters of his pictures and everyone to hang the stupid Libyan flag inside their cars and … the number of flags around Tripoli are more than the number of bloody flags you can see in the US.

I called a friend of mine yesterday and asked him to accompany me to downtown. I wanted to take vids and pictures and talk to people. I tried to talk to the kids (age around 13 or less) and sadly their minds are so corrupted and people around downtown were staring at me & my friend suspiciously. Once I asked the kids: “Why are you not at school? Why are you wondering in the streets?’’ Some replied: “We march for the sake of our father Muammar’’. Once I asked: “And what did Muammar do for you to go out and sing his name?” The moment I asked this question some kids ran right away, others started to curse me, curse al-Jazeera (I guess they assumed I am from al-Jazeera ), and people around were staring and my friend recording. We almost got caught but we took our car and ran off.

There are NO demonstrations opposing Gaddafi in Tripoli – for now. Some people tried out within an area called Fashloom in Tripoli, but it was turned down in minutes. However, last night people from Fashloom beat the hell out of those thugs who went on marches supporting Gaddafi and disappeared before the police came.

Demonstrations can not start from Tripoli, but insha’Allah they will end in Tripoli. Gaddafi is frustrated now, he thought something against him will happen in Tripoli, but he thought wrong.

I don’t know if you saw the sad videos of Benghazi and its martyrs. I will forward them to you through facebook. Once I get hold of a video i immediately send it to my friends the dissidents outside Libya to help get the media coverage.

The burial services of 30 martyrs in Hawari Cemetery in Benghazi now…al-Jazeera said 20 dead …NO! It’s more than 80 by now !!!

Written by Robin Yassin-Kassab

February 18, 2011 at 12:43 pm

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  1. الله يقويهم


    February 18, 2011 at 6:26 pm

  2. MUBARAK BEFORE? AND Benali, tried the same criminal way to get rid of the people aspirations, where are they now? of course we mourn our martyr in libya and elsewhere in our bleeding arab world, but to reconquer our freedom and dignity, it is worth to pay this high sacrifice, May Allah be with you all, and get rid of this mad criminal the sooner to preserve our beloved in lybia and in all the others arab countries. Ameeeeeeeeeeeeen

    rachid Dziri

    February 20, 2011 at 12:15 am

  3. The international community should respond to the atrocities ordered by Gaddafi as soon as possible because if they are slow to react the number of innocent people who become victims of this revolution can increase in the next days.

    Elli Davis

    February 20, 2011 at 9:40 pm

  4. Libyans are right now sacrificing themselves in exactly that cause. Who will help?

    Reiki Therapist DC

    February 21, 2011 at 6:47 am

  5. I think we can commemorate the martyrs by intesification of the media invulantarily against his thugs in Tripoli and out coz Tripoli is considered as ur home front against this war criminal. those killers selected the thrump card, children and puplic emotions, to support themselves. ALLAH with Libya and Libyan heroes.


    February 24, 2011 at 3:11 am

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