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Libya: Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, in the name of the father

By Jihâd Gillon
Posted on Thursday, 2 September 2021 15:36

Seif al-Islam, after he was captured in Obari, Libya, on 9 November 2011. REUTERS/Ammar El-Darwish

Libya's Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the former Jamahiriya “Guide” Muammar Gaddafi, gave an interview to the “New York Times.” In it, he openly talked about his political ambitions ahead of Libya’s December presidential election.

Since the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan, international news outlets have taken on a desperate Back to the Future air. Libya is determined not to be outdone. Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, who had remained silent for nearly ten years, reappeared on the pages of the New York Times at the end of July.

Gone are the oval glasses typical of a technocrat, the impeccably cut suit and the three-day beard, typical Western features that he had previously adopted.