The Libyan Working Group (L.W.G) is determined to organize an international campaign to support the Amazigh rights in Libya and condemn – in this regard – what Qadafi had said in his last speech, in order to raise awareness of the local public opinion and the international community regarding the terrifying situation of Amazigh people in Libya… Also present this petition Ã¢â‚¬â€œonce complete- as support against Qadafi at the international assemblies.
Condemnation and Conviction Petition
We, the undersigned individuals and groups, declare to the local and the international public opinion as well as to all regional and international human rights and international humanitarian organizations our strong condemnation and censure of what came about – in the official televised speech of the ruler of Libya : Muammar Gaddafi on March 1st 2007 – as a direct and deliberate attack on Libyan Amazigh citizens, and we also condemn strongly all sorts of humiliation, eradication and extermination as well as the explicit language of intimidation and threats to eradicate all civilian activist by charges of treason to whomever is calling for the rights of Tamazight in Libya.
While we declare our solidarity and support to the Amazigh citizens of Libya, we would also like to draw the attention of all the concerned international institutions and warn them of the gravity of what was said by Gaddafi and his seriousness with the danger it poses to the physical and moral status of Libyans.
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Text excerpts from Gadafi s speech … The entire speech can also be read at the following link:
((There are countries were rich and became poor; civilizations were existed …. and finished; who built (Jerma) in the valley of (Al-haya)Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Jerma was a civilization; its people battled the Romans at the coast and penetrated inside Africa … Where is the civilization of Jerma? Where are the (Jerma) people? And where are its inhabitants? Ã¢â‚¬Â¦.. It’s finished; what is the cause? … The water was finished at that time; the rain drought came along with it so Jerma was finished and remained ruins Ã¢â‚¬Â¦.,
Where is the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Eram Dat Al-ImadÃ¢â‚¬? a civilization in which no other civilization was created like it?
Where is the Talmud civilization which wandered the rocks in the valley that built the MÃ¢â‚¬?areb water wall?
Here is Yemen, the poorest country nowadays, where it was a great civilization that God mentioned it in the Koran; this Yemen was full of gardens .., the water is finished and the river wall was demolished; we exited from Yemen until we arrived here by (land _ land) (bar _ bar) so they called us Berbers.
We the Berbers we the Arabs who came (land _ land) because the Phoenicians, who are Arabs like us, came from the East through the ships from the east….. They came to Phoenicia and from Phoenicia they started from the coast (coast _ coast) … and we came (land – land).
So we are the group of (land _ land) (bar Ã¢â‚¬â€œbar); the colonialism came and said to us: you Berbers are different people and not Arabs Ã¢â‚¬Â¦. They wanted to blunder us in our history, our origin, and our civilization.
The last thing they came up with, and said is: Amazigh
The Amazigh tribes went extinct long time ago since the kingdom days of Numedia … Tribes that we do not know at all … Possibly they were Semites or Eastern but they went extinct and finished.
Where are the Meshwash, Libo, Ribo, Samo, and Tehno tribes? We cannot even pronounce their names.
The scientists of archeology and astronomy say that these tribes extinct when rain drought lasted for a hundred years … Rain never fall on North Africa so all these people went extinct including the Amazigh tribes and the other tribes which I mentioned in which they were all in North Africa, all these went extinctÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
The Arabs came Ã¢â‚¬Å“land _ landÃ¢â‚¬? and the Phoenician Arabs came Ã¢â‚¬Å“coast _ coastÃ¢â‚¬? and came the Arabs after Islam.
This Libya is for Libyans, we do not accept in it Ã¢â‚¬Å“Shoa ubiaÃ¢â‚¬? (which may imply to multi-society or cultural pluralism) nor will someone say: I am from here or there … my origin is from this or that Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Whoever says so, he is an agent for the colonialism … and this is a “divide-to-ruleÃ¢â‚¬?.
The Israelis desire is to Ã¢â‚¬Å“balkanizeÃ¢â‚¬? the Arabic and Islamic countries and Africa…. The European colonialism wants to divide North of Africa and tear it apart so that one follows Barcelona and one follows the new neighborhood one follows the new partnership and one follows NEPAD and one follows NATO and one 5+5 and one Middle East ..etc.; these all, are colonial nominationsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ colonial conspiracies, interfering in the internal affairs of this part of the earth which is North of Africa and all of Africa.
Any one ejecting the colonialism poisons, will be crushed … him and his ideas))
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The Libyan Working Group