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Libyan authorities have apologised after video footage emerged showing graves of British servicemen being vandalised by armed men in Benghazi. According to reports, the militants liberated last year from Colonel Gaddafi with help from British forces, attacked more than 150 graves. A crucifix was also attacked at the British war grave cemetery in Benghazi.

The Libyan graves belong to British serviceman killed during the Second World War in the north African area. Headstones at the Benghazi war cemetery were pulled down, with crucifixes destroyed by vandals. Some attackers, who were carrying guns and wearing combat fatigues, posted the footage on the web.

The Foreign Office says it believes the attack was carried out by a group of Salafist jihadists, a hardline branch of Islam, because Muslim graves were also desecrated. Its spokesman said officials from the Embassy in Tripoli immediately visited the sites and raised the issue with the Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Benghazi Chief of Police.

The Ambassador also voiced concerns with the Deputy Foreign Minister, the Minister of Interior and the offices of The National Transitional Council (NTC) Chairman Abdul Jalil and Prime Minister al-Kib. Earlier it was believed that the attack, which is understood to have taken place last week, was in revenge for US soldiers accidentally burning copies of the Koran in Afghanistan.

The NTChas issued an offical statement, apologising to all Christians and instructed police to make regular patrols to ensure no further attacks occur.

Lybian Foreign Office Minister says "Libyan Authorities are shocked, These actions are the personal actions of specific individuals and do not reflect the views of the National Transitional Council and are nothing to do with the Islamic Faith. We are Muslims, we know that our God created us from the earth and we will go back to the earth, so all souls belong to God. Once again, we hope that the Christian community worldwide can accept our apology for what has happened", the statement read.

Libya is the resting place for many Commonwealth soldiers who died
during intense campaigns against Rommel's German forces, including the
famous Rats of Tobruk.

Although freed from authoritarian control with the aid of Nato last year, the country is still struggling to adapt to democracy.


Added: Mar-4-2012 Occurred On: Mar-4-2012
By: LickyLicky
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Tags: war graves, desecration, benghazi, gadaffi, muslim, islam, abdul jalil, Lybian national transitional council,
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    • @bellend Nope. They were all collaborators mostly. They swung from side to side like Rocco's dick on a porn shoot.

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  • Libyan authorities ?

    What Libyan authorities ?

    The country is a pandemonium divided in hundred of fiefs hold by rival and hostile militias, including terrorist ones.

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    • @olifaxe exactly my first thought, who is the libyan authorities?

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  • Oh so someone burned a book in another country 5000 miles away, then its okey to desecrate the graves of hundreds of war heroes. From the same country that just liberated your asses.

    The people in the video could easily be identified and punished if the local athority wanted to, but that will never happen. As muslim fanatics cover eatch others backs.

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  • NATO is in damage control mode. It's not Muslims that did this because Muslins were always there during the time Gaddifi was in power and no one touched the graves. It's these filthy criminals that work NATO that are desecrating graves and raping and murdering Libyan civilians (muslims). These dirt bags will do a reign of terror on Libya and never be accepted as leaders. At : he explains that they are more or less marauders, out of control. NATO is sending this mess over to Syria and will act su More..

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  • I pointed this video out to SKY

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    • @the_MEK That makes two of us. Another guy contacted the BBC and they said they couldn't run it until it was independently verified. ITV screened some footage today showing the aftermath. They knocked the cross down about half way up. Cunts is to good a word to describe these people. It has to be said that pissing on Afghan bodies and burning Koran text isn't going to help matters.

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    • @LickyLicky my message to SKY was 2 or 3 days ago. BBC could have verified it easily. That cross is a giveaway

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    • @the_MEK Al Jazeera have an interesting piece on it at the moment. They destroyed or knocked down over 200 headstones. They have been going about destroying all historical associations with non muslim religions.

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    • @LickyLicky The politicians are suddenly quiet.

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    • @the_MEK Looks like Libya is going to split into two or three distinct and seperate countries. Bit like the former Yugoslavia where strong man Tito kept the factions in line. What a fuck up this has turned out to be.

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  • Serious!! Man, that place is a mess now!

    Gaddafi had the reigns on that shit because he knew how to keep those tards in line. He KNEW what it takes to control those assholes because he himself was a brutal one. Now NATO comes in at the last moment when these morons were cornered and had nowhere to go & blew up Ghaddafi & his marauders.

    Plain & simple. He was quashing a rebellion, like Assad (love him or hate him) is now, and nearly succeeded had NATO not intervened.

    Perhaps no More..

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    • @rbvr1 Sad thing is I believe another war in Syria is unlikely to be pursued by NATO, regardless of the Russian and Chinese veto, as no one has the money to realistically pursue it. Gadaffi looks like a saint by comparison to these Salafist Jihadists.

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    • @LickyLicky God yes!!! That place is in for a world of shit!!!

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  • Filthy rebels (Islamic extremists)
    This is the thanks they give to the west for helping them!

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    • @Freejay I have to laugh when Europeans and the Western powers refer to 'democracy' in the middle east. There is no such thing in a country with a government that is exclusively or in the majority of the Muslim faith. At the top of their pyramid is religion and everything else comes after that. The Koran 'dictates' everything and as a consequence there is no room for democracy. All Western foreigh policy advisers can't seem to get their heads around that. Democracy in Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt an More..

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    • @LickyLicky
      Obama should be impeached for bypassing congress and sending America into war with Libya!

      All these uprisings are planned by the Saudis, so they can eventually have full Sunni control of the middle east and install am Islamic caliphate!

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  • Idiots don't realize that if it wasn't for these dead soldiers these Muslims would have been burnt in ovens by the Germans eventually. I blame their poor education system, god forbid they teach history, it would interfere with Koranic studies.

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  • a diplomat does what he does best...

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  • an apology... really ?

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    • @oldboy604 It has nothing to do with "christians". I am an atheist and i'm fucking seething about them doing that. I care not one shit about the cross they fucked with, for all I care they can take it and use it as a dildo. What you cannot ever do is desecrate the last resting place of heros who fought and died to allow them their "arab spring". No amount of apologising will ever make up for what they have done. Ever.

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    • @CargeLock Amen Carge (i say that as a figure or speech rather than in religious context of course)

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