“If Taliban wants to make a religious state, OK, like the Vatican. Vatican doesn’t constitute a danger against us? No. It’s a religious country, very peaceful. And if Taliban wants to make an Islamic emirate, who said that the Taliban is an enemy?”
—Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi,
Guide of the First of September Great Revolution of the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
and Brotherly Leader and Guide of the Revolution;
speech to UN; September 23, 2009.