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Libya’s mufti accuses Saudi Arabia of supporting Haftar

February 17, 2018 at 2:42 pm

Libyan General Khalifa Haftar [KalifaHaftar/Twitter]

Libya’s Mufti Sheikh Sadeq al-Gharyani revealed on Friday that Saudi Arabia had sent followers of the Saudi Salafist Scholar Rabee al-Mudkhali to support Khalifa Haftar.

Al-Gharyani, who was speaking to the Libyan TV Channel Al-Tanasuh, said that these people had previously supported Al-Gadhafi and are currently supporting Haftar, accusing both Al-Gadhafi and Haftar of “having blood on their hands.”

Additionally, the mufti accused the United Nations of claiming to achieve peace in Libya, but have instead “installed Haftar, who undermines peace in the country.”

Regarding the issue of migrants, he said; “If the UN wants to stop the influx of migrants into Libya, it would guard Libya’s borders.”

Al-Mudkhali, it should be noted, is a Saudi Salafist sheikh who believes that Islam does not allow opposition to the rulers or giving them public advice.

His followers have a huge presence in Libya and their militias fought in several battles in support of Haftar.