Libya’s tribes meet to make peace, end skirmishes

Zawiyah – Libyan tribal leaders met on Saturday in the hope of easing tensions between clans in a country where the new central government is still weak, weapons abound and rival militias sometimes lock horns.

 

Libya the land of Tribes

The National Transitional Council (NTC) convened the conference in Zawiyah, the site of a major skirmish between a militia from the coastal city and fighters from the Wershifanna tribe over a strategic military base this month.

The NTC hopes a tradition of mediation between tribal chiefs can nip such clashes in the bud.

“This is a tribal society. In my tribe, there are 14 families. If I say one word, everyone will obey,” said Lamin Mohammed al-Farjani, from the town of Msalata near Tripoli. Read more

Categories: Africa, Libya

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  1. Now more than ever the Muslim world needs Khilafat. Until such time that Khilafat is recognized unfortunately there will be more blood shed. The holy Quran gives an understanding of this in chp 2:31 ” And when thy Lord said to the angels: ‘I am about to place a vicegerent in the earth,’ they said: ‘Wilt Thou place therein such as will cause disorder in it, and shed blood? —and we glorify Thee with Thy praise and extol Thy holiness.’ He answered: ‘I know what you know not.”. A Muslim community known as Ahmadees have a Khalifa. The Muslim world can do no worse than being open to It’s system. Happy New Year!

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