Arab Press Ablaze with Rumors that Mu'ammar Gaddafi Is Secretly a Jew

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Translated from the original Arabic by Al Mutarjim

March 1, 2011, the big story all over Arabic-language news outlets was that embattled Libyan president Mu'ammar Gaddafi is secretly a Jew (see here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, for example), as Gaddafi's grandmother apparently was a Jew of Libyan descent who had converted to Islam. The following is a translation of just one of the stories from Arab press (slight text correction below in italics):

Israeli media outlets continued to follow-up on the news about Libyan president Mu'ammar al-Gaddafi, especially after the appearance of two Jewish women on Channel 2 on Israeli television, confirming that he is the son of their sister.

For its part, the Hebrew magazine "Israel Today" alleged that al-Gaddafi was from Jewish descent. Therefore, it was his right to seek refuge in Israel. Guaita Brown and her granddaughter Rachel Sa'da, both Jewish women from Libyan descent, confirmed that al-Gaddafi was from Jewish descent. Guaita Brown pointed to the fact that her grandmother and al-Gaddafi's grandmother were sisters.

Meanwhile Sa'da made clear that al-Gaddafi's grandmother was Jewish, and that she had married someone from the same religion. However, he abused her, so she left him and married a Muslim, (who was) a tribal leader. By him she gave birth to a daughter, who was al-Gaddafi's mother. The magazine stated that even though al-Gaddafi's grandmother converted to Islam when she married that leader, she remains--according to Israeli law--Jewish.
Israeli Magazine: Gaddafi Is of Jewish Descent
Radinat Faris, Gaza, okaz.com.sa