Imam Moussa al-Sadr was murdered in Libya, report

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imam moussa  al sadrThe Shiite Imam Moussa Al-Sadr who went missing during his visit to Libya in 1978 was killed by the regime of Moammar Gaddafi according to a report by Now Lebanon.

This revelation could spell the end of the controversy on the spiritual leader’s mysterious disappearance in Libya.

“Sadr was murdered, and his killers are now detained in a Libya prison,” Political Advisor of the First Deputy of the National Conference for the Libyan Opposition Khaled al-Tarjaman told NOW’s Salama Abdul Latif in an exclusive interview.

The official explained that investigations have revealed the identity of the murderers.

Tarjaman added that the Libyan authorities will make an official announcement on this matter in due course .

Sadr, a charismatic and revered Shiite spiritual leader and his two companions, Sheikh Mohammed Yacoub and journalist Abbas Badreddine, arrived in Tripoli on August 25, 1978 for talks with former Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi. They were seen for the last time on August 31, 1978. Sadr, who was invited to Tripoli by Gadhafi was trying to negotiate an end to the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990).

Sadr, the Iranian-born cleric founded in 1975 the Amal movement which is now led by Speaker Nabih Berri.

The Lebanese Shiites remained hopeful that Sadr was still alive > for this reason Caretaker Lebanon Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour visited Libya several times after Gaddafi was killed to inquire about the Imam’s whereabouts

Mansour , a member of the Amal movement, said in an interview last September that the imam was still alive and would soon be released. Mansour made the comments while attending a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran, where he previously served as his country’s ambassador.

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22 responses to “Imam Moussa al-Sadr was murdered in Libya, report”

  1. JS_Bach Avatar

    Yeah. And the sky is blue. And chicken lay eggs. Hello!

  2. JS_Bach Avatar

    Yeah. And the sky is blue. And chicken lay eggs. Hello!

  3. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    One assumes Gadhafi didn’t like the rhetoric … and we know he never liked the ideology.
    Anyone still looking for good old al-Sadr after 35 years is just weird.

    1. juboraaz Avatar

      Have you heard of something called closure…..

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        I’ll be happy to never need to see this ‘story’ in print again. Close it. Some must think there will be a ‘second coming’ if they talk about it enough … Ludicrous.

        1. Prophettttt Avatar
          Prophettttt

          Everyone knows Al-Sader is dead, but people need confirmation before closure.
          A closure may not serve someone whose first name escapes me now,but I think his last name is Berri.Ouch,lol

  4. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    One assumes Gadhafi didn’t like the rhetoric … and we know he never liked the ideology.
    Anyone still looking for him after 35 years is just weird.

    1. juboraaz Avatar

      Have you heard of something called closure…..

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        I’ll be happy to never need to see this ‘story’ in print again. Close it. Some must think there will be a ‘second coming’ if they talk about it enough … Ludicrous.

        1. Prophettttt Avatar
          Prophettttt

          Everyone knows Al-Sader was is dead, but people need confirmation before closure.
          A closure may not serve someone whose first name escapes me now,but I think his last name is Berri.Ouch,lol

  5. Unfortunately, this article doesn’t provide any closure. It just adds more speculation to the mix. Only when a body is found will there be closure. Personally, after having researched Ghadafi’s rule, I think it unlikely that he was executed.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      Right … they just covered him in warm sand to preserve him – so that 35 years later the body can pop up to be recognized. I’m sure the beard is still there … somewhere … we will be able to tell him from Gadaffi that way.
      And it would be good to have an updated picture. 😉

      1. I don’t know what happened to him nor do you. Every tale of this or that has never checked out. I do know this–Ghadafi was accused of the Lockerbie bombing and the massacre of 1256 prisoners at Abu Salim prison and both of those have been shown to be completely untrue.

        1. I see.. I’d like to know what your sources are as a non-libyan. Since there’s been a media blackout in Libya for decades – I highly doubt that you know very much about what life was like for Libyans under Gaddafi, Ah – So the Bousleem massacre didn’t happen? Interesting. lol what a joke.

          1. The Abu Salim prison riot occurred in 1996 and over 200 prison inmates and a number of guards were killed. Evidence that 1256 prisoners died at Abu Salim prison in a massacre is totally without merit,; it was based on a single person’s testimony concerning the number of meals that ordinarily would have been served that day but obviously weren’t because of the deaths and escapes and general mayhem. Only 238 families ever claimed to have lost a member in Abu Salim. The Libyan government offered limited compensation and the issue was still being dealt up to the time of the NATO military operation. Prison riots of that magnitude or greater occur throughout the world, but the number of inmates at Abu Salim then is a fraction of the number held in Libyan prisons today. You are also incorrect about the so-called blackout in Libya. There ware over a million people from all over the world (including thousands of westerners) who lived in Libya, tourism was on the rise, and Libyans were free to leave the country. While there were press restrictions, Libya was hardly a closed society.

  6. Unfortunately, this article doesn’t provide any closure. It just adds more speculation to the mix. Only when a body is found will there be closure. Personally, after having researched Ghadafi’s rule, I think it unlikely that he was executed.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      Right … they just covered him in warm sand to preserve him – so that 35 years later the body can pop up to be recognized. I’m sure the beard is still there … somewhere …

      1. I don’t know what happened to him nor do you. Every tale of this or that has never checked out. I do know this–Ghadafi was accused of the Lockerbie bombing and the massacre of 1256 prisoners at Abu Salim prison and both of those have been shown to be completely untrue.

        1. I see.. I’d like to know what your sources are as a non-libyan. Since there’s been a media blackout in Libya for decades – I highly doubt that you know very much about what life was like for Libyans under Gaddafi, Ah – So the Bousleem massacre didn’t happen? Interesting. lol what a joke.

          1. The Abu Salim prison riot occurred in 1996 and over 200 prison inmates and a number of guards were killed. Evidence that 1256 prisoners died at Abu Salim prison in a massacre is totally without merit,; it was based on a single person’s testimony concerning the number of meals that ordinarily would have been served that day but obviously weren’t because of the deaths and escapes and general mayhem. Only 238 families ever claimed to have lost a member in Abu Salim. The Libyan government offered limited compensation and the issue was still being dealt up to the time of the NATO military operation. Prison riots of that magnitude or greater occur throughout the world, but the number of inmates at Abu Salim then is a fraction of the number held in Libyan prisons today. You are also incorrect about the so-called blackout in Libya. There ware over a million people from all over the world (including thousands of westerners) who lived in Libya, tourism was on the rise, and Libyans were free to leave the country. While there were press restrictions, Libya was hardly a closed society.

  7. hezzies are terrorists Avatar
    hezzies are terrorists

    al-sadr is hiding in a cave with the mahdi! Next zzzzz

  8. al-sadr is hiding in a cave with the mahdi! Next zzzzz

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