The flag of al Qaeda flies proudly above the main courthouse in Benghazi, Libya, as Islamic fighters drive round the city's streets at night waving the black al Qaeda flag. The warning words of Col. Gaddafi have come to pass.
Benghazi is now liberated and has been the de facto home of the National Transitional Council. Sherif Elhelwa filed a fascinating report from Benghazi saying
“according to multiple eyewitnesses—myself included—one can now see both the Libyan rebel flag and the flag of al Qaeda fluttering atop Benghazi’s courthouse.” He writes that residents have said “Islamists driving brand-new SUVs and waving the black al Qaeda flag drive the city’s streets at night shouting, ‘Islamiya, Islamiya! No East, nor West.’”
Elhelwa describes the flag as black with a full moon underneath the Arabic inscription “there is no God but Allah.” He said as he took photographs of the flag an Islamic guard approached him and said
"Whomever speaks ill of this flag, we will cut off his tongue. I recommend that you don't publish these. You will bring trouble to yourself.”