Sunday, June 29, 2014

This election was about change, and we hope this includes a change in how the world sees Africa, said Libya's Hassan Tatanaki

                  Obama's African Roots on Center Stage at Pan-Africa

Inaugural Ball

Sarah Obama, Robert De Niro, Rev. Desmond Tutu to Help Boost Africa's New

Special Relationship

Much was made during the campaign about President Barack Obama's African
heritage. His roots will be definitely showing at the pan-Africa ball, where African
political leaders, NGOs, and activists will be turning up en masse to show their
support for America's first African-American President, and to symbolize the
special new relationship the continent shares with America. Among the special
guests who will welcome the new President: the President-elect's Kenyan
Grandmother Sarah Obama, actor Robert DeNiro, Nobel Peace Prize winners
Reverend Desmond Tutu and Wangari Maathai.

"This election was about change, and we hope this includes a change in how the
world sees Africa," said Libya's Hassan Tatanaki, Chairman of the Tatanaki
Foundation and one of the event's sponsors. "Africa is more than famine and
poverty and war. It is a place of beauty and history and culture as well. We are
grateful for the humanitarian commitment of previous Presidents to Africa, but we
feel Africa now has a personal connection to America, at the highest level."

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WHAT: "Africa on the Potomac," the 2009 Pan- Africa
Inaugural Ball

WHERE: 1 700 Jefferson Davis
WHEN: 6:00pm, Tuesday, January 20, 2009 (Inauguration Day)

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Hassan Tatanaki's Opinion: Libya requires emergency government

Libyan agent Hassan Tatanaki conversed with Al-Hayat about the need of framing a crisis government in Libya to fortify the armed force, police and legal, before the nation turns into a wellspring of terrorism.

Creator Mohammad Ali Farhat Posted May 23, 2014

Translator(s)joelle El-Khoury

The decisions may not be hung on calendar in light of the fact that the occasions on the ground continue changing day and night. Then, neighboring nations are shutting their outskirts to individuals, the Bedouin Group is making a move and the Maghreb nations are assembling for a conference to examine the advancements in Libya. As far as concerns them, the United Countries, the United States and Europe are viewing with an incredible level of tension.

Tatanaki said that Islamic political gatherings were controlling the GNC after they had gained the assent of Western rings and got influential. On the other hand, he considers Libya's issue to grow past this, as advancements uncover a longing to transform this nation into a hotbed of terrorism.

Tatanaki said he is idealistic in regards to the capability of the Libyan individuals, with all their progressives, military and tribes, to overcome tumult and discourage radical pioneers that are striving to spread strife between the tribes and over the urban communities. He recommended the formation of a crisis government checked by a chose parliament to improve the armed force, the police and the legal, and admiration the obligations of the tribes according to their traditions, for discouragement. This prompts disposing of unlawful weapons and makes individuals believe the state security organizations and the legal.

As a political extremist, Tatanaki said in all transparency that he helped close partners of the administration in tackling the issue of the bar coming about because of the Lockerbie issue. In those days, the administration of previous President Moammar Gadhafi thought of him as a nearby partner of the United States and some European nations. Some Gadhafi supporters even blamed him for working together with these nations.

Tatanaki went hand in hand with the Libyan insurgency from the earliest starting point. He offered social and media support and served as a collaborator to the first organization of the insurgency, which was headed by Mustafa Abdul Jalil. He helped the organization in its relations with the United States and some European nations. Tatanaki dependably wants to be alluded to just as a Libyan "resident."

The content of the meeting takes after:

Al-Hayat: Transformations breed mayham while sitting tight for the crystallization of the national political framework, and on account of Libya, this is taking eventually. There are concerns tormenting both the down home and the provincial enclosures. Why is the methodology taking so long? Is it accurate to say that it is a regular or deliberate deferral?

Tatanaki: The GNC's term, according to concentrated onlookers, has terminated, however the political Islam parties' control of the GNC and their lack of regard of the individuals and the state clarifies their survival and the survival of the GNC. It's similar to they've abducted the state by obstructing the foundation of new post-progressive organizations. The GNC is invalid now, notwithstanding the way that outside nations accept it is. Had a comparative demonstration happened in a remote nation, the included individuals would have been alluded to courts.

The control of the GNC, the shortcoming of the administration and the vicinity of state armies are all elements that prompt an autocracy venture with a fanciful element called political Islam.

They are attempting to control the state offices and utilize their supporters in the joints of open divisions and establishments, despite the fact that they are a minority, and they are doing so through weights that the Libyans are mindful of, including immediate and aberrant dangers.

At the prominent level, these individuals don't revel in incredible backing, however they take part in coldhearted conduct and political diversions that can't be managed by the post-unrest period of state development. For instance, they push some of their figures to the cutting edge and present them as free.

Al-Hayat: The Islamic political gatherings are losing in the Libyan post-insurgency choices, however they are sticking to power positions, now and again with the assent of real outside nations.

Tatanaki: Western pioneers consider what happened in Egypt and is occurring in Libya as a common matter. As per them, the Fraternity is a religious and social development that has a political skeleton joined with the requests of the individuals. These pioneers can't recognize the Muslim Fellowship and the moderate religious training of the individuals. There is truly a distinction between the two. The Fellowship is a political development; it does exclude individuals spent significant time in religious sciences and direction. The Muslim Fellowship's association with religion is not robust or problematic. Their administration does exclude specific pastors in light of the fact that a large portion of them are architects and specialists, among other common orders. They simply develop facial hair and take themselves for gatekeepers of Islam.

Some European presidents have shallowly backed the Fellowship in an offered to let Muslims take care of their own issues inside, yet did they truly abandon us and avoid meddling in our undertakings and supporting the Muslim Fraternity? There is most likely this is an amusement that goes past Libya's fringe and spreads in the district. The incredible potential and talk of the Fellowship and their partners in Libya goes past their need to take control of Libya alone. There is a whole other world to it. [they] need to transform Libya into a stage and a wellspring of terrorism provided for its vital area. Terrorism is continuously honed under the standard of Islam, albeit in reality it has nothing to do with Islam.

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