Wednesday 22 November 2017

Gadaffi the Islamic scholar

NICOLE WINFIELD

LIBYAN leader Muammar Gadaffi gave a lesson on Islam and copies of the Koran to several hundred Italian women yesterday as he arrived in Rome for his fourth visit in a year.

It was the second time the Libyan leader -- who travels with female bodyguards and fancies himself a self-styled feminist -- had staged such an event for Italian women, who were recruited by a modeling agency and paid an undisclosed sum to attend.

One of the women in attendance said. "He is very easygoing and he gave us each a copy of the Koran. Three girls converted themselves to Islam during the ceremony. It was a beautiful event."

Other participants, who identified themselves as Roman Catholics in this overwhelmingly Catholic country, said Colonel Gadaffi had urged others to convert and had dismissed Christianity as unimportant.

Irish Independent

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