European Parliament Hosts Libya's Crown Prince


 European Parliament Hosts Libya's Crown Prince
by Darius Kadivar

Mohammed El Senussi, the exiled crown prince of Libya, made an appearance at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday morning, on invitation of some British Parliamentarians ( close to David Cameron). On a hot April day during the Easter break, the packed briefing room felt like a crowded theater compared to the conspicuously empty halls of Parliament. ( See Related News)

ECR Hosts Crown Prince of Libya at EU Parliament:

ECR Group hosts an exchange of views with HRH crown prince Mohammed El SENUSSI of Libya

Frost Over the World with Crown Prince of Libya (23rd April 2011):

Next month, Italy hosts the next international conference on the situation in Libya. In the last few weeks Italy has become a key player in NATO's response to the conflict there. Sir David talks to Franco Frattini, the Italian foreign minister, about this. Plus, Mohammed El Senussi, the exiled crown prince of Libya, and Alex Stubb, Finland's foreign minister, join the show.

Sky News Mohammed El Senussi with Adam Boulton:

Al Jazeera English Retrospective on Libyan Royal history and first interview of Mohammed El Senussi at begining of the conflict:


The Crown Prince

Is also Vocal in Arab Media


BBC Arabic - Mohammed El-Senussi:

Mohammed Al Senussi Statement Libya (Arabic):

Al Jazeera Arabic - Mohammed Elsenussi:


El Senussi, 48, looked young, fit and trim, like the prosperous Londoner he’s been since his family went from house arrest into exile in 1988. Since then, he has helped lead opposition events and is now eager, he said, to play a role in rebuilding his country, no matter what form it takes.“Whether people want a constitutional monarchy or a republic, I will do my best,” he told the audience of parliamentarians, staff and journalists. In any case, he said, he would help the opposition organize “free and fair elections, it is my task to serve the people.”In other words, if they ask him to be king, he would say yes. Under a constitution drafted in 1951 and revised in 1963, the last King of Libya was El Senussi’s great uncle Idris al-Mahdi al-Senussi. Col. Moammar Gadhafi overthrew him in 1969. El Senussi has been in touch with the Transitional National Council, he said. He not yet been formally asked to lead Libya as king.The prince, whose full name is Mohammed El-Hassan El-Rida El-Mehdi El-Senussi, and who was introduced as a descendant of the prophet Mohammed, declined to answer a question about whether NATO countries should send in ground troops. That, too, should be “the will of the people”, he said.

Gadhafi, he said, “only understands one language, the language of force.” El Senussi voiced confidence that Libya would be rebuilt out of the “chaos” left behind by Gadhafi. There is no al Qaeda in Libya, he said, and the colonel’s lieutenants were so dependent on their master that “if he disappears, the problem also disappears.”



Royal Rivalry for the Libyan Throne ?


Prince Idris Al-Senussi also claims a Leadership role although he seems

to be hesitant as to a Restoration of  the Monarchy per se. His eventual claim 

to the throne is also subject to controversy given that he is not the son of the former king

but only the son of the man who drafted the Royal Constitution. ( More on him Here )

CNN's Don Lemon and John Vause talk to a member of Libya's former ruling family (20 april 2011):

Also claiming the Throne Prince Idris Al-Senussi is the son of an advisor to the fomer King who drafted the former Constitution. His claim to the throne is subject to controversy between Loyalists to the direct Heir Mohammed El Senussi, and his supporters of Prince Idris Al-Senussi.

Prince Idris Al-Senussi: Help Us Get Rid of Qaddafi:

In an exclusive interview, Bret Baier sat down with Prince Idris Al-Senussi, a member of the Libyan Royal Family who fled the country after Muammar al-Qaddafi assumed power in 1969. Prince Idris, who has been part of the opposition for decades and says the Libyan people seek democracy and freedom, advocates for more NATO involvement as well as arms and air support for the rebels.


End of a Tyrant ? (CBS)


Muammar Qaddafi's History (CBS):

(NOTE: To Watch Double Click Here )

Gaddafi: From Popular Hero to Isolated Dictator:

Ali Ahmida; History of Gaddafi's rise from a hero of national resistance to a hated dictatorial regime


King Idris of Libya Photo Tribute


Sayyid Muhammad Idris bin Sayyid Muhammad al-Mahdi al-Senussi was the King of Libya from 1951 to 1969, and the Chief of the Senussi Muslims. While out of the country he was deposed in a military coup led by Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi. He died in Cairo in 1983 and was buried in Medina, Saudi Arabia.

King Idris of Libya:


Recommended Readings:

Libyan Prince: I’m Ready to Be King by John W. Miller  (Wall Street Journal)

Libya's 'exiled prince' suggests monarchy's return (

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Darius Kadivar

Your welcome comments Jaan

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Yes that is the correct order.

As you may have noticed I did create subsections with the editing tools available but that is the best I can do currently.




Thanks DK jan.

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I always enjoy your information.

I thought and thought, then I decided to watch the videos from the top to down.  Is that the right order starting from the first one (the most important) and coming to the last one.  :)

Good day.