Following are excerpts
from statements by Sheik Abdelhakim Belhaj, commander of Libyan rebels'
military council in Tripoli, who was the former emir of Al-Qaeda-affiliated Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, which aired on
the Al-Jazeera network on August 23, 2011:
Allah has granted us this great victory. We have entered the offices
of the tyrant Mu'ammar Al-Qadhafi. We have entered his tents, his offices,
and his home. Everybody can witness the great joy over this victory.
We are grateful to Allah and we pray that He bestow security and stability
upon us, so that we can build our country.
We want security for
our country and justice for our people. We want the justice and prosperity
for which we have been calling over the past 40 or 41 years.