Libyan-Americans Rush Off to Join Fight Against Gadhafi

Libyan-Americans Rush Off to Join Fight Against Gadhafi

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Libyan-american-joins-rebelsAge wasn’t about to stop Libyan-American Ibrahim Elfirjani from joining the fight to oust Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. So the 60-year-old owner of an auto repair shop left his home in Illinois and trekked to Libya to help the opposition on the frontlines of the conflict. 

“I decided my birth country needs me today. … I’m an old man but I have energy to kick this dictator out,” Elfirjani, of Orland Park, Ill., told msnbc.com by phone from Libya, during a stop near the Egyptian border to pick up communications equipment for the rebel fighters. “My heart is still young … 25 years old.”


(READ the story at MSNBC)

 

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