Musa Ibrahim's wife is German…and she has a blog

Published: March 30, 2011 at 10:50am

Musa Ibrahim, the ‘government spokesman’ who is Gaddafi’s English-speaking face to the world in this crisis in the same way that Tariq Aziz (remember him? he was sentenced to death last year) was Saddam Hussein’s, has a German wife and she has a blog.

You’ll find it at haderza.blogspot.com. It’s still up and running because of course, she has internet. Do not expect exceptional insights into life under Gaddafi. She is so clueless, it is fascinating. This is what she wrote on the very eve of destruction:

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

I’M SO LUCKY….

I wonder what most people imagine the typical expat’s life to be like? I should qualify, the typical expat married to a Libyan? While almost all of the women I know are happy – there are difficulties and we do complain, but all in all we’re happy – otherwise we wouldn’t be here for the most part.

Of course that’s not the case for everyone. I have recently met someone for whom things are not going that well…

To cut a long story short, she and her three children are stuck here for the foreseeable future. After six months, her children have barely seen the outside of the flat, never mind set foot inside a school. Their passports were taken from them… I don’t know whether embassies can help out there?

Besides, for children (Libyan nationality) not to go to school is illegal here of course, and they are good at enforcing it – if they know about it. I’m wondering whether I should tell? At least they would get out, albeit with a police escort…




20 Comments Comment

  1. Dee says:

    This woman lives in cuckooland.

  2. dudu says:

    Have you ever wondered, I think Daphne mentioned this once in reference to Mintoff, why those who are the fiercest anti-colonialists or anti-western end up marrying western women.

  3. Steve says:

    Sounds Idyllic. Sounds like what I expect Hitler’s Germany was like and Stalin’s Russia was like. Obviously this woman doesn’t seem to think much is wrong.

  4. Anthony Farrugia says:

    http://www3.lastampa.it/esteri/sezioni/articolo/lstp/395561/

    Frattini has said that London conference was a failure because the Italians have been left out in the cold, out of the loop. Berlusconi has no time for government businees given that he has his hands full with what the Italians call “escorts” that is prostitutes, underage at that.

  5. gorg says:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/03/30/3178060.htm

    How come nobody in Malta was able to see this?

  6. Bus Driver says:

    “Besides, for children (Libyan nationality) not to go to school is illegal here of course, and they are good at enforcing it – if they know about it. I’m wondering whether I should tell?”

    Yes, the best way to keep a secret is to put the information on the internet. In that way it is just the whole world that will get to know, and no one else.

  7. David Meilak says:

    Go Egypt Go!

    ‘My respect for Egypt has risen immeasurably. After thirty years of oppression and poverty they rise! And rise! And rise! ‘

    What hypocrisy. She felt differently when it happened in Libya.

  8. Reuben Sachs says:

    Also from the blog:

    Out of all this mess Libyans are uniting against a common enemy… even those who weren’t so sure before are now behind the green flag. Where before there was in internal disagreement (to put it mildly) between two factions within Libya, it has now become a war between all of Libya and the foreign aggressors. Civilian deaths are increasing a nationalistic fervour I have never seen before.
    When the missiles hit Gaddafi’s former residence (now empty – why are they bombing it in the first place?), the crowds that had assembled there never even stopped chanting…

  9. Red nose says:

    I cannot see the “luck”in all this – I did not understand – perhaps my old age is blocking my brain cells.

  10. Corinne Vella says:

    http://www.justgiving.com/cyclingthethames

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0724ee64-2cc3-11db-9845-0000779e2340.html#ixzz1I4wlSGet

    Riders to the sea

    By CLAY HARRIS
    Published: August 16 2006 03:00 | Last updated: August 16 2006 03:00
    Cycling for charity is hardly novel but a project that begins on Saturday will focus on the River Thames and the people who live and work on and beside it, not on the cyclists.

    Musa Mansour, a Libyan-born film-maker, and Julia Ramelow will film their five-day trip along the river from Gloucestershire to Southend-on-Sea. The film will be shown at the Mayor’s Thames Festival on September 16 and 17. In the meantime, the couple aim to raise at least £10,000 for the charity Thames21.

  11. Anthony Farrugia says:

    I do not know how you see it, but it seems to me that the headlines and news items in The Times (Malta) appear to be slanted towards the Gaddafi regime as if they wanted the status quo to prevail.

  12. Anglo-Libyan says:

    I commented on her blog sometime ago having no idea that she is the wife of Musa Ibrahim. I am glad the truth is out and this explains why she is so pro Gaddafi.

  13. Andrew Farrugia says:

    The attitude of this German lady made me think of an episode featuring another German lady in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale:

    “The one I remember best was with a woman who had been the mistress of a man who had supervised one of the camps where they put the Jews, before they killed them……..
    From what they said, the man had been cruel and brutal. …

    He was not a monster, she said. People say he was a monster, but he was not one…….
    She was thinking about how not to think….He was not a monster to her. probably he had some endearing trait….
    How easy it is to invent a humanity, for anyone at all. what an available temptation.”
    (Chapter 24 pages 154 – 155)

  14. margaret Setterholm says:

    OK, I’ve been an expat in various parts of the world, and if I came across someone struggling, I would help them out. That is what a humanitarian does, for heaven’s sake. But no, this woman looks from her glass house and throws stones at her neighbour. Yeah, so now it’s raining stones right back at all of you. Take your elitism and leave Libya.

  15. Jed says:

    This guy is actually pretty hilarious. I think even he has gotten to the point where he’s like…. are you kidding?? this is the best story we could come up with?? hallucinatory pills??!? kidney problems and high blood pressure?!?! taken to a shelter for woman that have a social stigma?!?!

    I kinda feel bad for him. I am going to miss my daily dose of ridiculousness from Musa when this ends.

    He’ll probably be working for a high-powered PR firm in a year.

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