WCSU professors bring real-life experience to the classroom
Dr. Abubaker Saad, a professor of history and non-Western cultures, was a Libyan diplomat and worked in Gadhafi’s office as the dictator’s personal interpreter. He has taught at Western Connecticut State University since 1996.
"The plot we planned had 500 people. I was able to get out with six others. You know what happened to the other 500? Executed summarily."
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Links to articles and broadcasts by CNN, Voice of America and others:
- WCSU professor and past interpreter for Gadhafi speaks about experience in Libya
- Danbury professor, once targeted by Gadhafi, says Libyan leader should be killed
- Former Libyan diplomat: Killing Gadhafi only way to end violence
- CNN International (US) - U.S. Cable Anderson Cooper 360
- WestConn professor remains hopeful for Libyan homeland
- Former interpreter for Gadhafi, glad for 'end of a tyrant'
- Exiled Libyan now a Conn. professor
- Locals celebrate end of Khaddafy regime
- Remembering a tyrant: Gadhafi's personal interpreter now a history professor at Western Connecticut
- Shadow of Sharia law looms over Libya
- Ex-Qaddafi aide reacts to death
- Gadhafi killed in crossfire after capture, Libyan PM says