Qaddafi’s cousin calls Sarkozy charges ‘God’s punishment’

Ahmed Gaddaf Al-Dam, cousin of Libya’s former president Muammar Qaddafi, speaks to The Associated Press, while the news on his television shows Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy in the background, at his apartment in Cairo, Egypt, Mar 22, 2018. (AP)
Updated 22 March 2018
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Qaddafi’s cousin calls Sarkozy charges ‘God’s punishment’

CAIRO: Muammar Qaddafi’s cousin says the corruption allegations against former French President Nicolas Sarkozy are “God’s punishment” for his role in the NATO-backed uprising that toppled and killed the longtime Libyan leader.
Ahmed Gaddaf Al-Dam, a close aide to Qaddafi based in Cairo, told The Associated Press that he was aware of the millions of euros Qaddafi’s government allegedly gave to Sarkozy.
Investigators are examining allegations that Qaddafi’s regime secretly gave Sarkozy 50 million euros ($62 million) for his 2007 presidential campaign. Sarkozy has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.
As president, Sarkozy put France in the forefront of the NATO-led air campaign in support of Libyan rebels in 2011. Gaddaf Al-Dam says most of the Libyans involved in the money transfers are imprisoned, dead or fearing assassination.


OIC condemns Israel’s nation-state law as racist and illegal

OIC Secretary General Yousef Bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen. (AFP)
Updated 21 July 2018
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OIC condemns Israel’s nation-state law as racist and illegal

JEDDAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned the Israeli Knesset’s approval of the “Jewish nation-state” law, which declares that only Jews have the right to self-determination in the country.
The OIC labeled the move as a blatant challenge to the will of the international community, its laws and its legitimate resolutions.
The Secretary-General of the Organization, Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, described the law as racist, unlawful and illegitimate.
“It ignores the historical rights of the Palestinians, both Muslim and Christian, and represents an extension to the Israeli settlement ideology and occupation policies, based on ethnic cleansing and denial of the existence of Palestinian people and history, highlighted by International resolutions,” he said.
He called on the international community to reject and condemn the racist law and to confront all Israeli racist laws and policies that aim to undermine any possible solution to the conflict.