Omar Al-Mukhtar

Omar Al-Mukhtar

 

(also Umar al-Mukhtar). Born circa 1862; died Sept. 16, 1931. Libyan national hero; from 1923 to 1931, leader of the armed struggle of the tribes of Cyrenaica against the Italian Fascist invaders.

Omar al-Mukhtar received a religious education, first in Jan-zur, then in the zawiyah (religious house) of al-Jaghbub. He became sheikh of the Sanusi brotherhood of al-Qasr. From 1911 he was active in the struggle of the Libyan people against the Italian invaders. From 1923 until 1931 the detachments under his command prevented the Fascists from taking control of Cyrenaica. On Sept. 11, 1931, Omar al-Mukhtar was wounded, captured, and executed.

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His compatriot Mohammad Fadhil came second while Omar Al-Mukhtar, of Norway, came third, said Al-Furqan association for learning the Holy Quran - the organizer of the contest, Sunday.
The film depicts the life and times of Omar Al-Mukhtar, a Libyan jihadist who fought Italian occupation prior to World War II.
Alessandro Spina's saga begins in November 1912 with The Young Maronite , which sees Italian soldiers solidifying their control over Libya's coasts, leaving the Libyan rebels to withdraw to the desert and prepare for a war that would last until 1931, when by dint of sheer brutality, including the internment of tens of thousands of civilians into concentration camps, the Italians crushed the rebellion and murdered its widely respected leader, Omar al-Mukhtar.
People of Libya resisted against the occupation and tyranny in the leadership of King Mohammad Idris al-Senussi, and great leader Shaeikh Omar Al-mukhtar who devoted and sacrified their lives in the service of Islam and the homeland.
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According to Omar Al-Mukhtar, the head of the Sabratha Military Council, the incident occurred when two SUVs were stopped at a checkpoint of Shebaika and each was carrying two foreigners.
The state is claiming to fight terrorism, then they should preserve mosques and the lives of worshippers", said Abu Ahmed, a 65-year-old retired civil servant who attended a final prayer session at the Omar al-Mukhtar mosque in the west Baghdad neighbourhood of Yarmuk.
But it said the killing of Al-Qaeda deputy leader Sheikh Abu Yahya al-Libi in a June drone strike in Pakistan "increased the enthusiasm and determination of the sons of (Libyan independence hero) Omar al-Mukhtar to take revenge upon those who attack our Prophet," according to SITE.
Near the Military Academy of Omar al-Mukhtar and the second near the Ministry of the Interior.
Gadhafi forces are not fighting, they are escaping," said Omar al-Mukhtar, commander of anti-Gadhafi forces in northern Bani Walid.
The newspaper said rebels in Benghazi started their own publication with the slogan "We don't surrender, we either win or die" -- the last words of Omar al-Mukhtar, the leader of the movement against Italian rule, before his execution by Italian authorities in 1931.
It embodies the aspirations of such personalities who seek to immortalize historical figures like al-Akkad through his direction of the two films "The Message" and "The Lion of The Desert" on the Libyan hero Sheikh Omar al-Mukhtar.