Terry Project Podcast #15: Abdu Returns to Libya

We look at post-Gaddafi Libya through the eyes of one UBC student, Abdurrahman Mihirig, who risked his life to defend his country.

Hosted by: Gordon Katic and Sam Fenn
Produced by: Gordon Katic, Sam Fenn, Jordan Fernandez, and Chirag Mahajan
Research Assistants: Alexa Gygax, Emily Holzman, Kamil Somaratne, Marion Benkaiouche, Miguel Testa, Julian Law, Stephanie Kelly, Hailey Froese
Marketing Coordinators: Jessica Tam and Kevin Lam
Graphic Designer: Hayley Gregg

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Guests:

  1. Abdurrahman Mihirig
  2. Yasmine Ryan, Al Jazeera English
  3. Jason Pack, Libya-Analysis
  4. Ronald Bruce St. John, Independent Commentator and Author
  5. Brian McQuinn, Oxford.

Also, some music from Abdu’s brother, a hip hop artist who goes by the stage name Ibn Thabit.

What are your thoughts? Leave a comment, or leave us a voice-mail at this number 1 641 715 3900, extension: 538859, and we just might play it on the air.

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Gordon Katic (@gordonkatic) has been student coordinator for the Terry Project for over two years, and in that time started BARtalk, and the Terry Project on CiTR 101.9FM. A former Ubyssey columnist, and now a student at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Gordon is trying to use journalism to tell important stories about global issues.

10 Responses to “Terry Project Podcast #15: Abdu Returns to Libya”

  1. Libyan

    I think you should retell your story about the destruction of mosques in arabic so that all Libyans are aware. Also, I really dislike this labelling of ‘sufis’ ‘salafis’ etc. Why do it? We’re all Muslims.

  2. Nelufer

    This is such a great account of recent accounts. Being a Libyan activist myself, seeing the Shaab shrine being destroyed and having to deal with the SSC’s viciousness, and violence first hand, it is a small relief to my anger to know that our struggles are being heard in different countries. Keep up the good work Terry Project team! Can’t wait to hear more!

  3. That1Guy

    Great pod, Terry! Really enjoyed Mr. Abdu’s company on your show. Where can we see his documentary on the ruins and destroyed sites? Thanks!

  4. Sam

    Thanks for the feedback! “Libyan:” a few people have asked us about how we handled the categories “Sufi” and “Salafist” and I think that we could have done a better job getting across that they are both Sunnis: this is a not a difference in sects so much as it is a difference of ideas. However, we needed to get some basics across to our audience about different conceptions of Islam in order for the story to make any sense. Also, from the research we have done, those categories seemed to be pretty important to some of the people in the story, so it would have been a strange choice to not discuss them in some way. That said, our goal was to destabalize those categories rather than refiy them. If at times we leaned on them to heavily than that’s a valid criticism. Thanks so much for listening!

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