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    Erasing Gaddafi

    Ghazi Gheblawi is one of the leading Libyan bloggers and democracy activists. For months he has been one of the most reliable sources of information on the Libyan revolution. He represents the perfect example of young Arabs who believed in their capacity to change their country for the better.

    Nobody could better describe the current atmosphere in Libya, after the death of Muammar Gaddafi. Here’s what he had to say:

    If you walk in the streets of the Libyan capital Tripoli these days, you will probably feel that this city hasn’t been under the siege of a brutal dictator for nearly six months of the Libyan revolution. The presence of Gaddafi is being erased not only from the walls and billboards of the capital where they used to stand, but also from the memory of many Libyans.

    Living all your life under a cult dictatorship and then coming to the realisation that the tyrant isn’t sharing the air that you breath anymore, isn’t easy to reach. As a Libyan you were faced everyday with a reminder that Gaddafi isn’t just the leader of your nation, but also that his presence will haunt you as long as you admit your identity as a Libyan. Read More

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