In August 2010 Colonel Muammer Gaddaffi the strongman of Libya in a BBC interview warned Europe and Britian that should anything happens to him, Europe would not be able to stem the flow of refugees and economic migrants.

Gaddaffi warned European leaders “that Islam should become the religion of Europe and gave them copies of the Koran, after he lectured them for an hour on the freedoms enjoyed by women in Libya”.

Europe and the West did not listen and feared Qaddaffi’s introduction of a gold dinar for Africa. Thus the West decided that killing Qaddaffi was easier. While Qaddaffi was a Son Of a Bitch (SOB) of note, the notion of Africa shaking off the economic shackles was not to be tolerated by the imperial west.

By killing of Gaddaffi, the scene was set for the current migration chaos in Europe.

Until his end, Gaddafi did not give up. In the months leading up to the military intervention on Libya, he called on African and Muslim nations to join together to create this new currency that would rival the dollar and euro. They would sell oil and other resources around the world only for gold dinars.

Years earlier, Saddam Hussein also announced Iraqi oil would be traded in euros, not dollars. Some analysts say sanctions and an invasion followed because the Americans were desperate to prevent OPEC from transferring oil trading in all its member countries to the euro.

A gold dinar would have had serious consequences for the world financial system, but may have empowered the people of Africa, something black activists say the US wants to avoid at all costs.

In the words of the wise if you want to change the world, you must change your thinking. Reason is your greatest tool. It creates an atmosphere of understanding which leads to kindness. If you do not have integrity you have nothing, if you do not have a consciousness, you have nothing.

With the influx of Africans and Arabs, European leaders learnt that lesson the hard way. Ironically they are also moving their gold bullion back to Europe away from the USA.

Cllr Yagyah Adams

Cape Muslim Congress