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Seif el Islam el Gadaffi

Date of Birth: 25/06/1972


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Gadaffi's Jacob and Esau

The reformer is Seif el Islam el Gadaffi the only one of Colonel Gadaffi's children to have a publicly thought out political idea of what Libya could become...

Seif el Islam's chief family rival is Lieutenant Colonel Mutassim Billah el Gadaffi who has in the past been considered a favourite of conservatives the security establishment and the Revolutionary Committees...


Paternal censorship

Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi has ordered the release of 20 journalists employed by his son Seif el Islam el Gadaffi’s publishing company Al Ghad Media Services who were arrested at the beginning of November on the orders of Prime Minister El Baghdadi el Mahmoudi...

Seif el Islam (AC Vol 50 No 19) brought Doghah back into the fold from London where he had been editing an opposition website Libya al Youm...


A new diplomatic deal after four decades in power

At home the dominant figure in Libya's economic renaissance has been Seif el Islam el Gadaffi the Leader's second son and the eldest from his second marriage...

While many of the emerging entrepreneurial elite privately regret that Seif el Islam and his siblings have such a hold over business they simultaneously praise the role he plays in guaranteeing the new openness in which commerce can thrive...

Seif el Islam has also encouraged many opposition figures in exile - including Islamists - to return home but such initiatives may have unpredictable results...


Who's Who

Seif el Islam el Gadaffi: The Leader's eldest son from his second marriage to Safiya Farkash el Barassi Seif el Islam (Sword of Islam) has become the standard bearer of reform styling himself the spokesman for Libyan youth...

He was moved to his current position in early 2008 at the conclusion of a lengthy conflict with Seif el Islam...

El Baghdadi Ali el Mahmoudi: The Secretary of the General People's Committee is a conservative who has resisted the reforms championed by Seif el Islam and his liberal protégé Shukri Ghanem...


Whiskey doubles all round

Led by veteran intelligence chief Musa Kusa Revolutionary Committees leader Ahmed Ibrahim and Gadaffi’s cousins in the Gadaffadam clan the old guard are resilient even if they are regularly outflanked by Gadaffi’s reformist son Mohamed Seif el Islam...

Seif el Islam remains the beacon of reform much favoured by local liberals and Western governments to take over from his father...

Meanwhile some other siblings behave badly notably ‘football star’ El Saadi el Gadaffi who remains in Italy having fought with Seif el Islam and others and Hannibal who left France in haste following a police incident and then triggered a diplomatic spat with Switzerland (ambassadors were recalled) when Swiss police accused Gadaffi Junior and his wife of beating up Moroccan domestic servants...


The Gadaffi business

Led by veteran intelligence chief Musa Kusa Revolutionary Committees leader Ahmed Ibrahim and Gadaffi’s cousins in the Gadaffadam clan the old guard are resilient even if they are regularly outflanked by Gadaffi’s reformist son Mohamed Seif el Islam...

Seif el Islam remains the beacon of reform much favoured by local liberals and Western governments to take over from his father...

Meanwhile some other siblings behave badly notably ‘football star’ El Saadi el Gadaffi who remains in Italy having fought with Seif el Islam and others and Hannibal who left France in haste following a police incident and then triggered a diplomatic spat with Switzerland (ambassadors were recalled) when Swiss police accused Gadaffi Junior and his wife of beating up Moroccan domestic servants...


Elite and underground politics

Huge property development projects and massive infrastructure schemes are intended to transform the Jamahiriya in a process piloted by Seif el Islam el Gadaffi who has brought in players such as the US Monitor Group and Dubai’s Emaar property giant to help to globalise the still state-dominated economy...

Hardliners have allies inside what has become the ruling family with much attention focused on the apparent rift between the Brother Leader’s sons: Seif el Islam and his younger brother El Muatassim who is security advisor to his father...

Thus while Seif el Islam promotes opening up to the world other brothers are playing the security/revolutionary card...


Winning ways

So too did Gadaffi's son Mohamed Seif el Islam who knows that growing Islamist unrest in Benghazi could end his father's dynastic plans...


Old soldiers never die

Central to the latter faction is Gadaffi’s eldest son by his second marriage Seif el Islam...

There is even talk of a new civil nuclear programme with Argentina’s state-owned company Invap preparing to modernise the old Tajura research reactor (in a project promoted by Seif el Islam)...


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