Gaddafi is half-Corsican/half Turkish:
Gaddafi was born in a Bedouin family near Sirt. Although this claim is not proven, there is speculation that his biological father was Albert Preziosi, a Free French Forces air officer of Corsican origins.
As an early follower of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser and his Arab socialist and nationalism ideal, he took a part as a teenager in anti-Israeli demonstrations during Suez Crisis.
An early conspirator, he began his first plan to overthrow the monarchy while in military college. He received further military training in the United Kingdom.
Gaddafi’s “racist” philosophy
In what appears to be a racially incendiary move, Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, recently offered to stem the steady influx of Africans into various European nations in an effort to keep Europe white and civilized. Gaddafi told Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on a recent trip to Rome that the European Union (EU) should pay him at least 5bn euros ($6.3 billion) a year to stop illegal African immigration and avoid a “Black Europe.”
Massaging old racial wounds and growing concerns, Gaddafi hoped to capitalize on fears that millions of Africans, who once lived under the subjugation of European colonial rule and who were made citizens of those nations, would continue to migrate to their “Mother Country” impoverished, and without clear means of employment.
“Tomorrow Europe might no longer be European, and even Black, as there are millions who want to come in,” Gaddafi reportedly told a European news agency. “We don’t know what will happen, what will be the reaction of the white and Christian Europeans faced with this influx of starving and ignorant Africans.
We don’t know if Europe will remain an advanced and united continent or if it will be destroyed, as happened with the barbarian invasions,” Gaddafi said.
Historian Abdulmolsen Ali said that the precarious nature of relations between Gaddafi and leaders of African countries, particularly those with large Muslim populations, remains. In fact, Ali suggests that while Gaddafi may speak to racial fears in order to press these nations for funds, the monies would largely benefit the Africans themselves.
“Col. Gaddafi has repeatedly said he wants to use the monies supplied by countries within the European Union to strengthen the infrastructure and economies of the African countries where the illegal immigrants are coming from. Is it that Gaddafi is racist against Africans? Maybe. No one knows what is in another man’s heart, but if the billions he is seeking annually from each of these countries is provided, the entire African continent may be able to support itself without European influence,” Ali said.