Outrage: Brooklyn Councilman Says “Gaddafi Was My Hero, An African Freedom Fighter”


brooklyn-city-councilman-charles-barronMost American pols toasted the demise of Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi, but one local official says he’s proud to think differently.

“One person’s horrible person can be another person’s hero,” Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron told the Daily News. He called Khadafy “my hero, an African freedom fighter.”

Barron has made a career of infuriating his critics by lionizing people who’ve been condemned by most Americans. He hosted a City Hall reception in 2002 for Zimbabwean despot Robert Mugabe and has lavished praise on Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez.

T he former Black Panther spoke last week at a Bedford- Stuyvesant memorial service for Khadafy.

“Like Nelson Mandela and Robert Mugabe, [Khadafy] is an African freedom fighter – taking back African resources for African people,” he said. “America hates strong African leaders who are not afraid of them.”

Barron, who spoke last week at a Bedford-Stuyvesant memorial service for Khadafy, dismissed widespread reports that the Libyan leader brutally tormented his own people and supported terrorist acts like the murder of 270 people on a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, Scotland.

“There’s no evidence linking him to that,” Barron said.

“Moamar Khadafy didn’t kill near these killers,” Barron said.

He made it clear that his heroes do not include our Founding Fathers. “Like you think George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are heroes, I think they’re slaveholders who sold African people . . .”

{NY Daily News/Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. This is really funny !!

    Ghaddafi was Arab.
    There is no nation on the face of this earth that has been enslaving black Africans as long as the Arabs – this has been so at least since the Middle Ages.
    “Black Muslims” is a typical example of the oppressed taking on the culture/religion of the oppressors.