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Alia Brahimi hosts a Gaddafi apologists' 'love-in' at the LSE PART 3/4

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Uploaded on Mar 1, 2011

Alia Brahimi, an LSE academic, chairs the shocking and shameful Gaddafi 'love-in' session.

'You're most welcome here, Colonel Gaddafi,' announces Alia Brahimi in the video, before praising his record as 'the world's longest serving national leader'.

Alia Brahimi salutes the autocrat warmly - even greeting him with the following words in Arabic: 'Peace be upon you'.

Alia Brahimi makes positive references to Gaddafi's Green Book, the manual which tries to justify the oppressive manner in which the country has been run since 1969, and to an LSE programme used to train Gaddafi's henchmen.

Alia Brahimi continually refers to Gaddafi as the 'Brother Leader' -- a title which Libya's impoverished population has been forced to use for the past 42 years on pain of death.

'Brother Leader, you have the floor,' says Alia Brahimi in the video, before allowing Gaddafi to launch into a diatribe against numerous past world leaders including Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.

At the end of his lecture, Alia Brahimi, gifts the Colonel a black baseball cap bearing the bright red LSE logo. You're in good company, she assured him. Mandela, Kofi Annan, and Bill Clinton also have them.

What she does not reveal is that her work is being directly funded to the tune of £1.5 million by Gaddafi's controversial son, Saif Al-Islam, who last week announced that 'rivers of blood' will run through Libya as pro-democracy campaigners are murdered.

The donation to the LSE's North Africa Programme, which Alia Brahimi manages, was negotiated by her boss, Professor David Held, a close advisor and personal friend of Ed Miliband.

Alia Brahimi has also been a regular visitor to Tripoli and Greece, where she was hosted by Gaddafi and his family.

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