THE REVOLUTIONARY WOMEN OF LIBYA: Mother and 17 year old daughter who are an example of the masses of Libyan women who have volunteered to take up the government weapons training and government issued weapons on offer and to run one of the very few checkpoints in Tripoli. Masses of women are also fighting on the frontline.
All of this mother’s sons are fighting on the frontline and in tears she explained to us that she would be happy to give her blood to protect her beloved leader Muammar Gaddafi and country who she said has always worked hard for the liberation of Libyan women. She called for death to NATO and told them to face the people on the ground instead of being cowards in the sky. She said every Libyan who dies is her child, that it is why it is her duty to do everything in her power to defend her family, people, leader and country.
The 17 year old sister said Muammar Gaddafi is her father because of all he has done for the liberation of women in Libya. She said her mother brought her up to be strong and stand up for her people.
By Lizzie Phelan, photo by Sukant Chandan
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