Islamists' Growing Sway Raises Questions for Libya

(New York Times) Rod Nordland and David D. Kirkpatrick - In the emerging post-Gaddafi Libya, the most influential politician may well be Ali Sallabi, who commands broad respect as an Islamic scholar and populist orator who was instrumental in leading the mass uprising. The most powerful military leader is now Abdel Hakim Belhaj, the former leader of a hard-line group once believed to be aligned with al-Qaeda.

2011-09-15 00:00:00

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