By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 13 November 2015:
Ansar Al-Sharia has condemned the UN mission in Libya and its newly appointed envoy, Martin Kobler, accusing . . .[restrict]them of representing “colonial hegemony” and “infidel” forces.
Referring to Kobler’s professional background as a UN envoy, including in Afghanistan and Iraq, Ansar said that he was “more dangerous” for Libya than his predecessor, Bernardino Leon.
“Libya is on the verge of entering a new stage of conflict which Leon couldn’t manipulate anymore,” the statement read, “so the UN inserted Kobler who has plenty of expertise in such situations.”
Ansar accused the German diplomat having being an ally of former Iraqi prime minister Nouri Al-Maliki against the country’s Sunni population in 2013 “when he was silent about the non-violent Sunni protesters were massacred by Maliki forces”.
The group called on Libyans to join them and prepare to “defend the religion, honour and possessions of Muslims,” against what they called “infidels.”
It said that those who worked with the UN were collaborators and “mercenaries who under the name of democracy have misled people into practicing heresy”.
In November 2014, the UN Security Council added Ansar Al-Sharia to its terror list. [/restrict]