Gaddafi lures ladies to Islam talk

Libyan leader encourages 200 Italian party girls to become Muslims.

    Muammar Gaddafi, Libya's leader, has made headlines in Rome, Italy, where he is attending a UN global food conference.

    But it was his activities away from the summit that grabbed the media's attention.

    The Libyan leader sparked controversy after encouraged a group of 200 young women, who believed they were going to a VIP party, to convert to Islam.

    Al Jazeera's Clayton Swisher reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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