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Libyan-American Hoosier Speaks Out On Qaddafi

A Hoosier of Libyan descent is speaking out about the warring factions and bloodshed in his homeland.

Indianapolis-based Ali Abufares calls the violence “a final push for the liberation of Libya.” Abufares has lived in Indiana since 1979 and said Muammar Qaddafi has been “the ultimate dictator” since 1969.  Libyans have lived beneath Qaddafi‘s rule for 42 years.

“I think he should be tried in Libya and let the Libya courts decide his fate because I think the international courts may not have capital punishment,” said Abufares. “I don‘t know what happened in Saddam‘s case, but he‘s as bad as Saddam or worse.”

Abufares said he has many loved ones and friends in Libya who have endured kidnapping, ransackings of their homes, rapes and murder. He said many Libyans feel they have no other choice but to fight against Qaddafi forces which he says kill for sport. Currently, Qaddafi rebels are in control of 80 percent of Tripoli, the Libyan capital.

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