In a recent TV interview, Libyan writer Mohammed Al-Honi, former advisor to Saif Al-Islam Qadhafi, said that hundreds of thousands of people must take to the streets in a second revolution and say "enough" to the Muslim Brotherhood and to Al-Qaeda. The interview aired on Al-Arabiya TV on May 5, 2014.
Following are excerpts:
Mohammed Al-Honi: Libya cannot possibly see the light at the end of this dark tunnel unless hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets, and say to the Muslim Brotherhood and to Al-Qaeda: “enough.” They must say “enough” to all those killers, criminals, and drug dealers, who are the real rulers of Libya.
The simple people must take to the streets. Hundreds of people must take to the streets, demanding an end to this foolishness, and calling for the international community to protect them, and to help them establish their state.
Interviewer: So you’re calling for a second revolution, like in Egypt?
Mohammed Al-Honi: Yes, because nobody wants the state to be established. The people in power today do not represent the people. They know that if a state is established, they will all go to prison, because they stole, killed, kidnapped, or squandered people’s property.
Therefore, none of them want a state to be established. They are all criminals.
The tragedy of Libya is that the elites have betrayed the trust. The Libyans believed that the people who had been in prison or in exile are patriotic, so they elected them.
But what really happened was that they came to steal or to toy with people’s lives. Those among them who are ideologically motivated, and especially the Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Qaeda, strive to establish a Libyan Islamic emirate, and I believe that they are on their way there.