Last words of Omar Mukhtar – The Lion of the Desert

Last words of Omar Mukhtar – The Lion of the Desert

Omar Mukhtar, Emir of the Mujahideen of Libya, headed jihad against Italian invaders in the 1920-1930s. He was 70 years old, when he received a severe wound, and was taken prisoner by the invaders.

A dialogue in an Italian court in 1931, between the “judge” and Omar Mukhtar:

Did you fight against the Italian state?
Omar: Yes

Did you encourage people to fight against Italy?
Omar: Yes

Are you aware of penalty for what you did?
Omar: Yes

For how many years did you fight against Italy?
Omar: For 20 years already

Do you regret of what you have done?
Omar: No

Do you realize that you will be executed?
Omar: Yes

The judge remarked:

“It’s a dismal end for a man like you.”

Hearing these words, Omar Mukhtar replied:

“On the contrary, it is the best way to end my life!”

The judge then wanted to acquit him and deport him from the country if he appeals to Mujahideen in a statement to stop the Jihad.

Then Omar Mukhtar said his famous words:

“My forefinger that admits in every prayer that there is no God but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah cannot write a word of falsehood, we do not surrender, we win or die!”


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