Madkhalism well-rooted in Libya to help pass Saudi agenda by UAE funding

  • Libyan Express |
  • Saturday 7 April 2018

Saudi Sheikh, Rabi al-Madkhali was invited to Libya in the 1990s by the former Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi to counter the Jihadism and Muslim Brotherhood. [Photo: The Way of Salafiyyah]

 
Liberation, the French newspaper, has reported that the Saudi Arabian Madkhalism religious ideology has been planted deeply among the forces led by the eastern Libyan warlord, Khalifa Haftar.
 
According to Liberation, the Madkhalists who are directly influenced by Rabee Al-Madkhali, a Saudi Arabian cleric who is close to the Saudi royal family, have been given a leadership role in the brigades of the self-styled army led by Haftar in Benghazi and especially in the Special Forces Brigade.
 
Saudi Arabia and the UAE have bought the “loyalties” of the commanders of different brigades under the general command of Khalifa Haftar in eastern Libya so that they make sure Haftar wouldn’t deviate from the agenda and the schemes they tasked him with inside Libya, a report by Liberation said.
 
The newspaper also said that any solution in Libya must, therefore; be ordered by Saudi Arabia and UAE and only then can Haftar carry out their agendas in Libya through the solution they impose.
 
According to Liberation, another aim of Madkhalists in Libya, with the funding and support by Saudi Arabia and UAE, is to back up Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and allow him to reach power so dictatorship can return to Libya.
 
Rabee Ibn Haadee Umayr al-Madkhalee is a former head of the Sunnah Studies Department at the Islamic University of Madinah. He is a Salafist Muslim scholar, founder of the Madkhalism movement and is considered one of Salafism’s most radical thinkers.
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