Dr Aref Ali Nayed on how the Libyan revolution was hijacked


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  • Sunday, 03 Apr 2016

Libyan scholar Dr Aref Ali Nayed. He is Libyas ambassador for UAE. During the Arab Uprising in Libya, after Muammar Gaddafi was toppled, Dr Aref was the lead co-ordinator for the Libya Stabilsation Team

A key figure in the Libyan uprising shares frank opinions about the perilous state of the country five years after that hopeful time and why the Islamic State organisation is not about Islam.

LIBYAN scholar Dr Aref Ali Nayed joined the Arab Spring uprising in early 2011 to oust leader Col Mua-mmar Gaddafi from power. Once the “deed” was done, Dr Aref was the lead coordinator of the Libyan Stabilisation Team and someone people saw as a potential prime minister.

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