Text of Prince Mohammed El Senussi’s speech to the Libyan nation commemorating 71 years of independence

New book
The Senussi Dynasty: The family that made Libya

The Senussi Dynasty: The Family That Made Libya is the most recent, and most extensive survey to date of both the Senussiya movement and the Senussi family in Libya in the English language, extending from the beginnings of the Senussi tariqah in the 18th Century to the post-Gaddafi era of the present day.

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The Senussi Dynasty book cover

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