From deep inside the foundations of our Republic's capital city
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
A Fitting Inspiration
I noticed this photo on CNN today, and it made me wonder who that - obviously revered - gentleman is whose photo Libyan rebels were displaying as they drove to Sirte.
I feared he might be an Al Qaeda leader or a radical mullah. But, a bit of googling later, I learned that he is Omar Mukhtar, the political-religious figure who led native resistance to Italian colonization of Libya from 1912 to 1931. Anthony Quinn played him in the movie.