The Mystery Behind Gadhafi’s Birth: He’s Jewish?

Gaddafi (left) with Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1969.

Muammar Gaddafi (left) with Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1969.

At first I thought this was an April Fools’ joke … Dana Kennedy writes on AOL News:

What if the biggest mystery surrounding Col. Moammar Gadhafi had nothing to do with his long, brutal reign as the world’s most eccentric and violent leader turned pariah?

And what if a long-lost letter from a Catholic cardinal who knew Gadhafi’s true identity was evidence that could have solved the mystery?

To many Libyan people, the biggest question mark about Gadhafi does not involve his repressive and dictatorial rule, delusional statements or brazen lies. Behind closed doors, for years, they’ve wondered if he is Jewish. Last week the issue came out in the open, as NBC’s Richard Engel reported from Libya that one in five rebels was fighting Gadhafi because he believes the leader is Jewish.

Conflicting reports surrounding Gadhafi’s birth have circulated since about 1970, two years after a Gadhafi-led coup made him the de facto leader of Libya.

In a handful of biographies from years ago, mostly written by Europeans, Gadhafi is almost always described as being born in a tent in Sirt, the son of a poor, illiterate Bedouin sheepherder and his wife.

But the hushed-up rumors in Libya about Gadhafi’s parentage involved his mother being Jewish. The stories have conflicted over the years, and the narratives are different. One had her converting to Judaism at age 9. In another, Gadhafi’s grandmother is Jewish but leaves her husband for an Arab sheik.

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  • Liam_McGonagle

    Yes, our fantastically incompetent intelligence agency strikes again . . . .

    http://www.disinfo.com/2011/03/cia-operating-in-libya-in-consultation-with-opposition/

    What’s next? Former primary school classmates come forward claiming that he ate paste and smelled like pee?

  • Anonymous

    Yes, our fantastically incompetent intelligence agency strikes again . . . .

    http://disinfo.com/2011/03/cia-operating-in-libya-in-consultation-with-opposition/

    What’s next? Former primary school classmates come forward claiming that he ate paste and smelled like pee?

  • Νικες Νεκροφιλιας

    No, no–is completely truthsome. His girlsfrend say so on Fazebook.

    http://disinfo.com/2011/04/company-to-provide-fake-girlfriends-on-facebook/

  • Andrež Doumoretscu

    “. . . the world’s most eccentric and violent leader turned pariah?”

    Is certainly difficult to understand where Qaddafi went wrong. Nonsencical violens has always been reliable strategy for to maintain popularity in United States . . .

  • Andrež Doumoretscu

    “. . . the world’s most eccentric and violent leader turned pariah?”

    Is certainly difficult to understand where Qaddafi went wrong. Nonsencical violens has always been reliable strategy for to maintain popularity in United States . . .

  • Юрий Расколников

    What is alleged mystery of Jewish birth? Happens every day in the normal manner.

  • Юрий Расколников

    What is alleged mystery of Jewish birth? Happens every day in the normal manner.

  • robertpinkerton

    “Birthers” are not a USA monopoly. If this allegation proves true, it will show just how ironic irony can be.

  • Anonymous

    “Birthers” are not a USA monopoly. If this allegation proves true, it will show just how ironic irony can be.

  • Tchoutoye

    Apparently Gadhafi’s real father was called Sheik el-Gruber.

  • Tchoutoye

    Apparently Gadhafi’s real father was called Sheik el-Gruber.

  • Synapse

    So genetically he has Jewish ancestry, and this is supposed to be a big deal? Who cares? He’s a Musilm in practice and a despicable dictator. I wouldn’t be surprised if this was some kind of effort by the Libyan rebels to brand him a Jew to show the Jews are the true enemies of Libya and fan the flames of anti-semitism while gaining power.

  • Synapse

    So genetically he has Jewish ancestry, and this is supposed to be a big deal? Who cares? He’s a Musilm in practice and a despicable dictator. I wouldn’t be surprised if this was some kind of effort by the Libyan rebels to brand him a Jew to show the Jews are the true enemies of Libya and fan the flames of anti-semitism while gaining power.

  • AFRICA

    bullshit!!! his father and grandfather fought the colonials, the writer of this article is a sick JEW!!

  • AFRICA

    bullshit!!! his father and grandfather fought the colonials, the writer of this article is a sick JEW!!