NYC Councilman: Khadafy Was ‘My Hero, An African Freedom Fighter’


Most American pols toasted the demise of Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy, but one local official says he’s proud to think differently.

“One person’s horrible person can be another person’s hero,” Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron told the Daily News. He called Khadafy “my hero, an African freedom fighter.”

Barron has made a career of infuriating his critics by lionizing people who’ve been condemned by most Americans. He hosted a City Hall reception in 2002 for Zimbabwean despot Robert Mugabe and has lavished praise on Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez.

The former Black Panther spoke last week at a Bedford- Stuyvesant memorial service for Khadafy.

“Like Nelson Mandela and Robert Mugabe, [ Khadafy\] is an African freedom fighter — taking back African resources for African people,” he said. “America hates strong African leaders who are not afraid of them.”

Barron, who spoke last week at a Bedford-Stuyvesant memorial service for Khadafy, dismissed widespread reports that the Libyan leader brutally tormented his own people and supported terrorist acts like the murder of 270 people on a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, Scotland.

“There’s no evidence linking him to that,” Barron said.

“Moamar Khadafy didn’t kill near these killers,” Barron said.

(Source: NY Daily News)


  1. I think he ought to go live in those wonderful African countries that he loves so much. Oh, but that would mean giving up all the wonderful American luxuries that he considers necessities. He’s not willing to do that. He’s just willing to demonize America. Like his President.