Amazighs say Beida government’s fatwa authority incites genocide – LibyaHerald

By Hadi Fornaji.

Tunis, July 10, 2017:

The Amazigh Supreme Council has accused the Islamic Affairs and Endowments Authority which is part of the Beida-based interim government of inciting genocide against the Amazigh community.

This follows a fatwa last week from the authority condemning Ibadis as infidels and “Kharijites”.

Ibadi Islam, which is neither Sunni nor Shia, is followed by a large number of Libyan Amazighs, as well as Amazighs in Tunisia and Algeria. It is also the official form of Islam in Oman.

The council, which is accepted by Amazigh communities across western Libya, including Zuwara, Nalut and Jadu, called the fatwa a threat to peace in Libya as well as a source of potential conflict with Tunisia and the country. ‘Algeria. The Benghazi-based endowments authority was both racist and belligerent, she said, calling on Amazigh towns to step up security to prevent attacks on Amazigh individuals by militants.

The Benghazi endowments authority’s statement, which is firmly in the hands of the Salafists, has already sparked outrage across Libya. Even before the Amazigh Supreme Council responded, this was also seen as a serious attack on relations between the Amazigh community and the eastern authorities.

So far, a significant proportion of these communities have supported the House of Representatives and the Libyan National Army, although there is also a small, well-armed Islamist minority that supports Khalifa Ghwell.

The declaration of the authorities of Eastern Fatwa condemning the Ibadis
The declaration of the authorities of Eastern Fatwa condemning the Ibadis

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