Libya Grand Mufti condemns NOC attack

Libya Grand Mufti condemns NOC attack

September 13, 2018 - 12:47
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Grand Mufti of Libya, Sheikh Al-Sadiq Al-Ghariani, has condemned the treacherous armed attack on the HQ of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Tripoli last Monday, expressing the condolences of the Fatwa House to the families of those killed and hopes for the wounded to recover quickly.

In his weekly program on Tanasuh TV Wednesday, the Mufti stressed that people who blow themselves up to kill innocent people are typically recruited by intelligence forces.

Sheikh Al-Gharaini expressed surprise over the ease of which the attackers could enter such a vital facility, raising a question over the significant budgets that were disbursed for the defence and security sectors in the Libyan state to prevent such attacks.

Commenting on the recent clashes in Tripoli, the Mufti said that violence occurs as a result of injustice and the restrictions on the livelihood of people, stressing that reconciliation alone in the absence of justice is a poor primer.

"After the Paolo Serra agreement, armed groups carrying the Ministry of Defence slogans took control of Tripoli and tracked down activists and journalists and denied the freedom of speech," Sheikh Al-Ghiriani explained.

He also accused government officials in concealing the results of investigations in kidnapping and torture cases, including the kidnapping and killing of Sheikh Nader Al-Umrani, a cleric in the Fatwa House, and Abdul Latif Creek, a prominent leader in the battalions that fought against Gaddafi in 2011, adding that there are those who are still detained without trial and those who died under torture, in addition to others who were forced to leave the homeland to escape the injustice.