February 21, 2011 / 2:01 PM / 8 years ago

Libyan Muslim leaders order followers to rebel

PARIS, Feb 21 (Reuters) - A coalition of Libyan Muslim leaders has issued a declaration telling all Muslims it is their duty to rebel against the Libyan leadership.

“They have demonstrated total arrogant impunity and continued, and even intensified, their bloody crimes against humanity. They have thereby demonstrated total infidelity to the guidance of God and His beloved Prophet (peace be upon him),” said the group, called the Network of Free Ulema of Libya.

“This renders them undeserving of any obedience or support, and makes rebelling against them by all means possible a divinely ordained duty,” the group said in a declaration obtained by Reuters on Monday. (Reporting by Tom Heneghan; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Tim Pearce)

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