Rebels exploring the real lifestyle of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadaffi have discovered a way of life that belies his image as a Bedoin tribesman. The real Gadaffi lived an opulent lifestle that included a gold couch dressed with a mermaid resembling his daughter, an indoor pool and hot tub, copies of Playboy magazine and cases of beer.
Some of the Muslim terrorists – of which Gadaffi is one – are religious hypocrites. Some of the 9/11 hijackers visited strip clubs in Miami and drank alcohol, which is forbidden in Islam. And these are supposedly holy warriors and martyrs.
Sure, there have been Christian TV evangelists caught in similar hypocritical and compromising positions. All have sinned, after all. The difference is those people weren't saying their God wanted others murdered who didn’t agree with Christianity.
Maybe we’ll hear from the radical fringe that it was all a Jewish plot. Israeli Zionists planted the magazines and beer to slander Gaddafi. Stranger things have happened in the strange Middle East.
I’m Cal Thomas.
Publication date: August 29, 2011