Aug 23 2009
Will the leafy New Jersey suburb of Englewood soon turn into a seething oasis of outrage when Libyan President Moammar Khadafy plops down a Bedouin tent in the middle of town next month while here for a UN General Assembly meeting?
Khadafy, who habitually travels with a large air-conditioned tent wherever he goes, will put up his shelter on the front lawn of a home in Englewood, NJ, owned by the Libyan Mission to the United Nations.
Neighbors are none too pleased that the terrorist-coddling dictator will land among them. Khadafy was most recently photographed warmly embracing Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the convicted bomber of Pan Am Flight 103, as he returned home after being released from a Scottish prison.
“I think having a terrorist living next door would be devastating, and I’d consider moving,” said one Englewood resident who declined to give her name.
“The [government] is trying to fight terrorism, and they’re opening the door for this man?“ asked another longtime resident who also requested anonymity. (NO, the Obama government says there is no more Islamic terrorism). The suburban New Jersey town has a large Orthodox Jewish population. A Jewish day school is one block from the Libyan property.
Typically, Khadafy erects his tent on UN property, but since that area is under construction, he has to seek alternative accommodations. The Libyans asked city officials if the tent could be constructed in Central Park, but the request was rejected out of hand, sources said. NY POST
UPDATE: New Jersey town wants to ban Gadhafi from staying at local site.
Officials are trying to prevent Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi from staying in northern New Jersey when he visits the United States next month.
Libya is renovating a mansion that it bought in Englewood in 1982. People in the New York City suburb are riled by reports that Gadhafi may stay in a Bedouin tent on the property when he speaks at the United Nations.
State Rep. Steve Rothman, who represents Englewood, says officials should do everything they can to prevent Gadhafi from coming to town.Gadhafi praised Scotland’s decision last week to release the Libyan convicted of the 1988 bombing of Pam Am 103, which killed 270 people.
Relatives of the American victims, some of whom live in New Jersey, expressed outrage. HAARETZ
Libyan leader says, “Thank God a Muslim named Obama came along who had studied in Islamic schools in Indonesia.”
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