By Ajnaddin Mustafa.
12 September 2014:
The Grand Mufti, Sheikh Sadik Al-Ghariani is back in Libya after a prolonged absence of almost four . . .[restrict]months, most of it in London.
He took part today in a demonstration in Tripoli’s Martyrs Square in support of Libya Dawn. Addressing the protestors, he denounced Operation Dignity in Benghazi and the House of Representatives.
The House has summoned him to Tobruk for questioning but he has refused to go. Several members have called for him to be dismissed but it is thought that the HoR feels that it is not yet the right time to take such a step. The Prime Minister, Abdullah Al-Thinni, has condemned his issuing of fatwas, saying he was politically biased.
The Grand Mufti hurriedly left London late last month for Qatar after it was reported that the British authorities were planning to arrest him for instigating violence and murder in Libya through his televised support for Libya Dawn and his calls for Operation Dignity and Zintani forces to be destroyed.
Although condemned by many in Libya, Ghariani is still well regarded by a significant constituency in the west of the country, especially those involved in Libya Dawn. [/restrict]