Three female jihadists believed to be from the UK are urging Western Muslims to join them in helping to open a new front for Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in North Africa. The women are believed to have been living in Libya since the summer.
Unlike Lebanon or Turkey dealing with over two million asylum seekers, the EU is not really facing ‘a crisis’, said Anas El Gomati of the Libya-based Sadeq Institute think tank. European politicians are flaming xenophobic sentiment to get political power, he adds.
IS have been thriving inside Libya due to the collapse of the government and lawlessness there, said Cairo based journalist Hugh Miles. The terror organization is spreading to Egypt to the point that it is becoming dangerous for foreigners, he added.
The US might carry out air strikes again in Libya, but it won’t improve the conditions on the ground, says Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The US would rather allow Egypt and the UAE to carry out certain aspects of this foreign policy in Libya, he adds.
With peace talks between Libyan political factions beginning in Geneva, seeking to forge a unity government in a country crippled by chaos and lawlessness, the West’s role in the destabilization should be questioned.
The US Special Envoy for Libya says the country is moving towards democracy, even though it’s currently involved in a bitter struggle between rival factions. Speaking to RT, legal analyst and media commentator Lionel said nothing could be further from the truth.