The Enemy Of My Enemy: Libyan Islamists and Western Forces

Yuri Kozyrev for TIME

Keeping the faith A Libyan rebel prays near Ras Lanuf. Libya's new rulers favor a state based on Islamic law

Abdel Hakim Belhaj is an Islamist whom Western spy agencies thought so dangerous that as recently as 2004, the governments of the U.S. and Britain conspired with the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to capture him in Kuala Lumpur and secretly fly him back to his homeland, Libya, where he was imprisoned and tortured for six years. Now, as those same Western powers ponder whether the country they helped liberate from Gaddafi's grasp will be a peaceful and stable place, Belhaj...

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