By Souad Sbai
A demonstration in Piazza Montecitorio to call for the end of Italian support for Al Sarraj’s government in Libya. A government supported by Islamist militias, dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, that has also repeatedly threatened Italy directly, is contrary to our national interests.
Libya: Italy stands against the Government of the Muslim Brotherhood that keeps Tripoli and the rest of the country in a state of war. For this reason, in the demonstration that took place yesterday in Piazza Montecitorio, we asked Parliament to put pressure on Palazzo Chigi in order to adopt a significant change of line regarding the Libyan crisis.
Italy does not benefit from continuing to support the so-called Government of National Accord (GNA) chaired by Fayez Al Sarraj, an expression of the militias of the Muslim Brotherhood that are financed by Emirs Al Thani’s Qatar and Erdogan’s Turkey.
Al Sarraj criticized the UN special envoy for Libya, Ghassan Salame, for denouncing extremist militias that support the GNA in a report delivered to the Security Council. Salamé’s removal from office was expressly requested by the Grand Mufti of Tripoli, Sadiq Al Ghariani, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood previously accused of his ties to Qatar and terrorism. Moreover, Al Sarraj admitted having received weapons from Qatar and Turkey, called “friends,” violating the embargo established by the Security Council.
It is therefore a very serious contradiction the fact that the UN continues to recognize the GNA as Libya’s official government. A contradiction that also extends to Italy, that has repeatedly received threats from the GNA. Al Sarraj has repeatedly hinted that he will cause hundreds of thousands of migrants to leave the Libyan coast if Conte’s government stopped supporting him. Furthermore, GNA Vice President Ahmed Maitig said that thousands of ISIS terrorists currently detained in Libyan prisons could have reached Italy.
So, why doesn’t Conte’s Government take the reins of the international community by saying stop to blackmail carried out by the GNA, the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Sarraj? Does Italy – asks the president of ACMID – fear the threats of the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood? Is the fear of terrorist attacks the reason why Italy continues to turn a blind eye to the advance of the fundamentalism spread by the Muslim Brotherhood within its own territory? I refer to the mosques, cultural associations, imams and militants of the Muslim Brotherhood that carry out proselytizing and radicalization activities in Italy thanks to the funds received from Qatar, as documented in the research book “Qatar Papers.
Despite the failure of the Arab Spring,” concludes Souad Sbai, “the Muslim Brotherhood continues to destabilize North Africa through terrorism.” From Egypt to Libya and Italy, the distance is short. The GNA in Tripoli is the bridgehead of the Brotherhood towards the Italian territory. Therefore, with the demonstration that will take place this afternoon, we intend to pressure Parliament and the Government to reject any compromise with fundamentalism in both domestic and foreign policy. No more agreements with the Muslim Brotherhood.