By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 1 June 2015:
The Tripoli-based Libya Dawn antigovernment this evening called for a general mobilisation against IS, following . . .[restrict]the suicide bombing attack at the Dafniya checkpoint outside Misrata.
In a social media statement is urged officers, soldiers, revolutionaries and all security forces to mobilise and fight IS.
“The Tripoli government is determined” said the statement,”to continue fighting extremism and criminal gangs who operate under what is known as the Islamic State [ISIS] until they are uprooted”.
The antigovernment also issued a plea to the international community to help it fights extremists, because they represented a major threat to Libya’s security.
The Grand Mufti Sheikh Sadik Al-Ghariani appeared to be openly critical of the state of alert against IS attacks. In a statement published by the Dar Al-Ifta he urged “the brigades of the General National Congress” to tighten their grip on checkpoints and all other places.
He also launched into IS. He called on Libyans to unite against the ideas of IS which were spread by foreigners, whose ambition was to distort Islam’s peaceful image and plunge Libya into the same destruction as in Syria and Iraq.
In a fatwa, Ghariani, whom the Libya Dawn regime still recognises as Grand Mufti, condemned IS for its deviant beliefs. But he also criticised Congress and the Ghwell government saying that as the country’s sole authorities they had to provide the security forces with the arms and equipment they needed. He also said they needed to take care of those wounded in fighting on the various fronts and at checkpoints, ensuing they received the best treatment in the world, by sending them to quality European hospitals, not corrupt ones in Libya.