Libyan Constitutional Union
AN OPEN LETTER
FROM A LIBYAN EXILE
TO HIS MAJESTY THE
Saudi Arabian embassies have refused to grant visas to the
who wished to make the pilgrimage last August.
of these exiles left home simply because of the dictates of
faith and the abuse that it has been subjected to by
his followers. One can even go further than that and
any qualifications that some of the Libyans who
exile, reached the decision to leave their country
declaration of the Saudi Arabian government religious
body, a few years ago, that Gaddafi is an apostate and
utterances and actions are not consistent with the
principles and practices.
suffering and the ordeals that the Libyan people are going
be seen in the context of a tyrannical regime that is
itself by the notion that its resorting to the most
methods and its total disregard for moral, legal, and
principles could ensure it continuity in power
But, what can not be understood or comprehended
is the Saudi
Arabian government's objective in depriving the
from discharging an essential religious duty which
is a must for
every Moslem who could meet its basic requirements.
a Libyan exile, I appeal to your majesty not to contribute to
by restricting our freedom to practice our faith to
Being deprived of our home and country is tolerable to
an extent. It
is hoped and much wished that our right to visit the
during any time of the year, be respected.
mere thought that our political stance resulted not only in
home but also the ability to obey the tenets and the
our Islamic faith is devastating.
Issued by the Libyan Constitutional
The Guardian: 14th November 1984
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