Thursday, February 24, 2011
Libya Looks to a Future Without Gaddafi - TIME: "Libya, they explain, is more traditional than its neighbors Tunisia and Egypt. The activists say they want to see a new government that preserves Libyan culture, not a democracy imported from elsewhere. Says al-Shohiby: 'I have one soul. I will give it for this revolution — not just for money, but for freedom. We want freedom, but democracy that fits with our culture. Not just any democracy. One that respects our religion. Libya is 100% Muslim and Sunni, and 100% original Libyan. So we need to make our own democracy. We need support from outside — the U.S. and U.K. — but not to tell us what to do. We just want advice.'"