Muslim Brotherhood Takes Over Libyan Government


I won’t say “takes over Libya” because thanks to Obama, Libyan cities are controlled by Islamist militias, some allied to the Brotherhood. And the Muslim Brotherhood has been working hard to bring down every Libyan government.

Now one of its people is back in power.

While Obama couldn’t keep Morsi in power in Egypt, he may have better luck in Libya.

Libya’s parliament swore in a new prime minister Sunday despite a disputed vote and walkouts from a largely secular bloc, lawmakers and a Libyan television reported.

Despite the protest from a number of non-Islamist parliamentarians, the interim parliament swore in 42-year-old businessman Ahmed Matiq in a televised session headed by the second deputy of parliament, Saleh al-Makhzoum, and member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Justice and Construction Party.

Initially, only 113 lawmakers voted for Matiq, falling short of the 120 votes necessary to secure his win. After the session was adjourned, Libyan TV station Al-Ahrar reported that voting resumed and Matiq secured eight new votes.

Al-Sharif al-Wafi, an independent lawmaker from Benghazi, said the swearing-in was unconstitutional and defied democratic principles. He said the second deputy of parliament continued the session after first deputy Ezzeddin al-Awami had adjourned the session following the vote and ensuing chaos.

“Authority in Libya has been seized,” al-Wafi told a news conference in the capital, Tripoli.

The earlier Western-backed prime minister, Ali Zidan, was pushed out of office in March in a no-confidence vote following a standoff between the central government and powerful militias, and a power struggle between Islamists and non-Islamist factions.

Al-Wafi said he and other lawmakers will appeal to the current prime minister to refuse to hand over power.

“We want Libyans to know that power was usurped,” he said.

Libya now has two Prime Ministers. One in exile. And one illegal Muslim Brotherhood thug. One guess which of them Obama will recognize and deal with.

  • Veracious_one

    Obama never met a Muslim Brotherhood thug he didn’t like..

  • sydchaden

    Prior to the ouster of Mubarak from power, the Muslim Brotherhood had, for years, declared their goal of establishing rule by the Shariah in Egypt. Mubarak banned both the Brotherhood and the Shariah. Obama and Hillary Clinton supported the ouster of Mubarak, and the rise to power of the Muslim Brotherhood. But, the protests that brought about the ouster of Mubarak had been protests for Freedom and Democracy, not protests for rule by the Shariah. Notwithstanding the longstanding Muslim Brotherhood statements for Shariah rule, Obama and Clinton claimed that the Brotherhood would bring Freedom and Democracy to Egypt.
    When it was clear that the Brotherhood was not bringing Freedom and Democracy, the protesters again took to the streets. But, Obama and Hillary Clinton, and Hillary’s successor, John Kerry, didn’t support the protesters for Freedom and Democracy, they supported the Muslim Brotherhood.
    Obama has made it very clear that he is not an advocate for Freedom and Democracy, he is an advocate for the Muslim Brotherhood. He has appointed Muslim Brotherhood members to his White House Advisory Council, to advise him on Middle Eastern matters. Certainly, they must have advised him as to the proper course of action in Libya.

    • Johnny

      Give me a break there is a good side in Egypt.
      What they have is a bad side and a worse side. The worse side is the lightly educated majority that has a fondness for Shariah Law and no difficulty with vigorous, non democratic government.

      The other side is a somewhat better educated and semi westernized minority that none the less controls things because they hold the positions of greatest power. They are the Egyptian version of an educated elite. They may not favor western culture in the broad sense, but they do not want to be dragged back to seventh century thinking by an Islamist government. So, they do what they have to do to stay in power, and this time around they dodged a bullet (so to speak) and kicked the Islamic fundamentalist out.

  • liz

    A no brainer for such a genius as our President – NOT.

  • CaoMoo

    Well we know which one he’s taking to prom for sure. It’s nice of the MB to take the cheerleader to prom

  • Brad Sloboda

    the worst solution for libya

  • MILAN68

    they had help from their brother in arms Obama..