In post-Kadafi Libya, Berber minority faces identity crisis: Moammar Kadafi forced Libya’s Berbers, or Amazigh, to see themselves as Arabs. But in a new Libya, some seek greater autonomy and question Islamic strictures.
Photo: A Berber girl in a traditional outfit takes part in a festival in Tripoli, the Libyan capital. Berber, or Amazigh, culture has experienced a renaissance since Moammar Kadafi’s ouster last year. Credit: Karim Sahib / AFP/Getty Images

In post-Kadafi Libya, Berber minority faces identity crisis: Moammar Kadafi forced Libya’s Berbers, or Amazigh, to see themselves as Arabs. But in a new Libya, some seek greater autonomy and question Islamic strictures.

Photo: A Berber girl in a traditional outfit takes part in a festival in Tripoli, the Libyan capital. Berber, or Amazigh, culture has experienced a renaissance since Moammar Kadafi’s ouster last year. Credit: Karim Sahib / AFP/Getty Images

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    LA Times | In post-Kadafi Libya, Berber minority faces identity crisis Moammar Kadafi forced Libya’s Berbers, or...
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    wrote a whole research paper on this, doesn’t get more real then identity crises in the middle east.
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