British cleric Anjem Choudary says al-Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood have assets on the ground in Libya and are ready to take control if Moammar Gadhafi is removed from power.
“Al-Qaida has their own agents and their own people in the region who are propagating their own Islamic ideas and their agenda. At the right time they will make the move, and we will see the emergence of Islam and Shariah in that particular region,” Choudary said.
“The power vacuum is very useful for anyone who has an agenda and an alternative system to put in its place,” he said.
“Al-Qaida is in fact a philosophy and an idea which is franchised now all around the world. You don’t necessarily have to be a member of al-Qaida. If you believe in the Shariah and if you believe in the concept of jihad, and you want Islam to be implemented, then you are adhering to the same ideas as the people of al-Qaida,” said Choudary.
Florida Security Council President Tom Trento agrees.
“He is telling the truth, because North Africa from Cairo going West has deep penetration by the Muslim Brotherhood. We also know that Gadhafi is hated by and hates the Brotherhood and al-Qaida,” Trento said.
“We also know that al-Qaida has their heart set on controlling petroleum. Libya is the No. 4 producer. There is no bigger prize in northern Africa than Libya right now,” Trento said.
From what I understand France is a major purchased of Libyan oil. The U.S. is a minor player. Al-Qaida would definitely benefit taking over the country – which is not good.
While Gaddafi is not the best person to run Libya – he is a known entity – whereas whoever takes over Libya if Gaddafi is removed is unknown. In the removal of Gadaffi , there is more chance for this to take a bad turn than a good turn for America.