Obama’s New Libyan Government Arrests 4 for Printing Books About Christianity

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


The Benghazi Catholic Cathedral. Another National Security threat in 100 Percent Muslim Libya.

The cost of Obama’s Libyan War was around 900 million on the military side and a good deal more in civilian aid. And it was all worth it. Every penny. (via Religion of Peace)

Four foreigners have been arrested in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on suspicion of being Christian missionaries and printing books about Christianity, a security official said on Saturday.

“They were arrested on Tuesday at a publishing house where they were printing thousands of books that called for conversion to Christianity,” security official Hussein Bin Hmeid said.

“Proselytising is forbidden in Libya. We are a 100 percent Muslim country and this kind of action affects our national security.”

There are actually supposed to be around 200,000 Christians in Libya, but I suppose they aren’t recognized as having any religious rights in Obama’s New Libya.

Hmeid said the government-affiliated security apparatus called the Preventative Security, for which he is a spokesman, had arrested an Egyptian, a South African, a Korean and a Swede who was travelling on a U.S. passport.

“We are still holding interrogations and will hand them over to the Libyan intelligence authorities in a couple of days,” Hmeid said, without giving further details.

The Preventative Security apparatus is a parallel security body created during the 2011 war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi and made up of several rebel brigades which fought in the conflict.

So where is the US in intervening on behalf of a United States citizen being abused by Libyan authorities? I’m sure if he were an Al Qaeda terrorist being killed by a drone, there would be a lot more interest in this story from all the usual suspects.

Fortunately Obama is helping the Islamist Libyan Rebels/Government/Benghazi attackers create a “Commando Force” to battle extremists who print Christian books in 100 percent Muslim Libya.

 The Obama administration quietly won Congress’s approval last month to shift about $8 million from Pentagon operations and counterterrorism aid budgeted for Pakistan to begin building an elite Libyan force over the next year that could ultimately number about 500 troops.

American trainers would likely focus on basic skills, like marksmanship and small-arms tactics, and then move on to more advanced counterterrorism, reconnaissance and hostage-rescue skills.

Don’t forget Christian takedowns. And then once the training is done, maybe the Libyans can show Obama how it’s done.

  • esperanto

    There is this interesting detail:

    "The Best Book in Slovenian Literature,”Alamut”(1938),by Vladimir Bartol,is about the Assasins,the Second Terrorist Group in Islam’s History"
    http://www.antisharia.com/2013/02/17/the-best-boo

  • SuicidePrevention

    It may have been better to let Gadaffi stay in power in Libya, just as it may have been better to let Saddam Hussein stay in power in Iraq. But compare the costs to America of the two wars in lives and dollars.
    Libya may have been a bad bet, but Iraq was a thousand times worse. Our long war in Iraq cost us well over a trillion dollars, and we'll keep paying for decades caring for tens of thousands of veterans with shattered bodies. It looks like Bush was willingly conned into the Iraq invasion. Bush enthusiastically believed Iranian agent Ahmed Chalabi and Iraqi defector Curveball. Certainly, Iran has greatly benefitted from our elimination of its primary enemy Saddam Hussein and his replacement with a Shiite regime friendly to Iran. Maybe the US is too clumsy to do anything right in the Middle East.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      We don't know the cost of Libya yet. If you want to total that up wait ten years. And be sure to add Mali to the bottom line.

      And it's not just Libya alone. We're talking about the Islamist takeovers of a big chunk of North Africa in the Arab Spring.

      I suspect the cost of letting the Muslim Brotherhood have Egypt alone will be far worse than the Iraq War.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "It looks like Bush was willingly conned into the Iraq invasion. Bush enthusiastically believed Iranian agent Ahmed Chalabi and Iraqi defector Curveball."

      That failure doesn't mean the only other option was to maintain the status quo.

      "Iran has greatly benefitted from our elimination of its primary enemy Saddam Hussein and his replacement with a Shiite regime friendly to Iran. Maybe the US is too clumsy to do anything right in the Middle East. "

      At this point yes, but that doesn't mean we haven't also gained in many ways. We just aren't exploiting those gains in any significant way, while the Iranians and others are theirs.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Maybe the US is too clumsy to do anything right in the Middle East. "

      If US presidents don't start learning the truth about Islam and act to save Western civilization, we're all in big trouble. We've been acting too clumsy for various reasons.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    This is just the beginning. Islamic regimes do not tolerate "infidels", they are mandated to subdue or kill via Sharia Law. Their first method is subjugation. If there is ANY resistance the killings start. Post haste.

    Islam IS incompatible with Judeo-Christian culture and this is a fact, wherever "the other" resides. By the way, living under the boot of Sharia, one should be grateful their head still sits atop their shoulders – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/10/17/when-is-the-u

    To those who view this as a far off problem, think again. America is in DEEP Sharia trouble, evidenced in the above link!

    Adina kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • rodger the dodger

    Economist Milton Friedman:

    “Do-Gooders believe passing a law saying nobody shall get less than [a minimum wage] is helping poor people (who need the money). You’re doing nothing of the kind. What you’re doing is to ensure that people whose skills do not justify that wage will be unemployed. It is the exact people who the do-gooders are trying to help that are hurt the most -the poorest”

  • jakespoon

    We have no more right to go around the world forcing democracy on people that can't handle it ,or don't want it, than commies had to try to impose their lifestyle on the world. I don't care whether they live under a dictator or a king, as long as they aren't a threat to America. Mommar and Saddam were crazy in many ways but they kept AQ and the muslim brotherhood in line. Now we have a totally inept and incompetent crew in charge,they don't know their ass from their elbow. The worst is yet to come.

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