Lion of the Desert – Omar Mukhtar

Anthony Quinn stars as Libyan hero Omar Mukhtar, who organizes Libyan forces to hold off the encroaching Italian troops under General Rodolfo Graziana (Oliver Reed), who are trying to gain a foothold on Libyan soil under direct orders from the Italian dictator Mussolini (Rod Steiger). With the persistence of Mukhtar, the Libyans, battling the tanks and guns of the Italian army with their Bedouin troops on horseback, managed to hold off  the Italians for twenty years, until Mukhtar was finally captured.

Lion of the Desert from MuslimCommunityTV on Vimeo.

What would Omar Mukhtar think of the collusion between the ‘rebels’ and former colonialists/neo-colonialists of Libya?

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