Thursday, March 21, 2013

BHL banned by Tripoli mayor

 Bernard-Henri Levy poses with Libyan rebel soldiers in September 2011 

The French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy has been banned from visiting Libya as part of a delegation led by former premier Nicolas Sarkozy.

The ban, by the mayor of Tripoli, comes as a blow to Levy who visited Libya to show his support for the rebels' anti-Gaddafi campaign. He claimed to have been invited by the Libyan prime minister Ali Zeidan during his visit to Paris in January. The latter has denied issuing the invitation.

A spokesman for the Tripoli town hall said: " We haven't invited him. If he comes we will shut the door on him." The town hall claims its security is at risk from attack by Islamist militias.

The high-level French visit was timed to coincide with the second anniversary of French intervention on behalf of the rebels.

More (J-Forum - French)

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Anonymous said...

BHL is one of my favourite people!
He is intelligent, good-looking and JEwish! What more can I ask?
He is outspoken and that does not always please people. But who cares? He belongs to that tradition of "le droit d'ingérence', the right to intervene.
Wish there were more l!ike him!

Eliyahu m'Tsiyon said...

BHL was interviewed on French TV about a year and a half ago. He said that he was "optimiste" about Libya. That optimism may be worth as much as faith in the Second Coming.

Anonymous said...

What a slap in the face for BHL. Then also Sarkosy is in deep trouble
But imagining that we can be friends with ARabs.....