It seems the heads reported a-rolling across Free Libya from February forward did not end with the conquest of tripoli or even Sirte or with the "dreadlocked head" next to the body of one of Muammar Gaddafi's guards killed just before the leader himself was brutally executed. Brand new fits of rage, months after "Gaddafi's brutal 42-year-rule" ended, are getting heads sliced off by people NATO just finished providing decisive air support for.
On Libya S.O.S. is a horrifying new report of a kindly math teacher, a Christian from Egypt who survived the war only to be beheaded by, apparently, Salafist Islamist thugs in Benghazi, preparing the way for a purified
The story was first tweeted a few days before that posting. Further details forthcoming.
Hurriya mentioned another recent beheading in (Misrata?). I could find it quickly, but I welcome comments below. Hurriya, could you copy that over? Later I'll pull it together and do a little reading and writing on this trend in Libya's new freedom of expression.
Update May 15:
I never did pull that up, but it's here, below. I also had a previous post had focused largely on beheadings in Free Libya as of mid-August. Until I work these in here, here is the link.
One I had missed and include here, from The Libyan Cyber Army to Defense of Libya, posted on Facebook June 5, 2011. I cannot verify any of the details or the stories of what happened next, but allegedly, we have our clearest yet rule-by-terror, heads on spikes incident, leading to a (brief?) return to Green rule.
People found the body of Martyr Hamdi Jumaa Al-Shalwi in Darna city eastern Libya, his head was cut off and then placed in front of the headquarters of the Internal Security Dernah and that was after being kidnapped from a checkpoint complex Herich. In response to this Al-Shalwi family erected a funeral tent to receive condolences in which the green flag was raised. After the funeral the whole city of Darna rose up with all its tribes which include:- the Abu Jazia family, Al-Shalwi family, The Quba families, Ain Marra families. After that, Al-Shalwi family and Bojazia tribe attacked the headquarters of the Transitional Council and shot all the rats (rebels) and green flags were raised. Furthermore, the son of Sofian Qamom [alt: Sufyan Bin-Qumu] was killed, also two members of Al- Qaeda got killed by residents of the city of Darna. The flag of the Libyan Jamahiriya was raised above Darna after the clashes.
If NATO or the approved (anti-Gaddafi) militias did anything to correct this situation, and I presume they did sometime prior to now, it would have been to bomb the green flag people and force them back under the forces of the "legitimate representatives of the Libyan people," to just deal with the kidnappings and beheadings however they do. This is humanitarian intervention as it plays out outside the textbooks.