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Gadhafi tried to get Al-Azhar's fatwa against NATO attacks
  A delegation sent by Libyan President Muammar Gadhafi attempted to persuade Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb of Cairo's Al-Azhar University to condemn NATO attacks against the Libyan regime.
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Wednesday 20 July 2011 13:14
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Gadhafi tried to get Al-Azhar
BFnews: According to the rebel National Transitional Council's representative in Cairo, Abdel Moneim al-Honi, a delegation sent by Libyan President Muammar Gadhafi attempted to persuade Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb of Cairo's Al-Azhar University to condemn NATO attacks against the Libyan regime and to issue a fatwa against them.

Honi on Monday accused Gadhafi loyalists in Cairo of preparing a media campaign to tarnish the image of Libya's revolutionaries and improve their leader's public image in the Arab and Muslim worlds.

Honi, who previously served as Libya's permanent representative to the Arab League before joining the rebel movement, explained that Gadhafi is spending millions of dollars on the media campaign.

"When I learned of the Gadhafi delegation’s visit to Al-Azhar, I quickly contacted [al-Tayyeb] and explained to him what is really going on in Libya,” he explained.

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Source : ALMASRYALYOUM