Nation of Islam leader slams Gadhafi killing

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CHICAGO (AP) — Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan says those rejoicing in the death of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi will come to sorrow.

CHICAGO (AP) — Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan says those rejoicing in the death of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi will come to sorrow.

In a radio talk show interview Tuesday, Farrakhan called the death of Gadhafi an assassination, which he laid at the feet of the United States, Great Britain and France.

He also questioned the wisdom of U.S. policy, noting the people now claiming leadership of Libya are advocating the institution of Sharia law, something he contends the U.S. has opposed.

Noting most people know nothing about Libya, Farrakhan told WVON talk show host Cliff Kelley that Gadhafi used oil revenue to benefit his people. He pointed out that since taking over in a bloodless coup in 1969, Gadhafi raised its citizens’ life expectancy from 44 years to 75 years.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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