reply to post by Misoir
Something very important that people ought to know. Piers Morgan and others have been duped by this charlatan. Idris al-Senussi is NOT
Pretender to the Throne of Libya. He has masqueraded for years pretending to be someone he is not.
I refer people to a lead article written by Maurice Chittenden and Simon Reeve that was published in the Sunday Times
in the UK on 9th July
1995 which details the sad case of Mr. Idris al-Senussi the people he tricked into believing his fantasy and the the world of make believe in which he
The first thing to note is that Idris al-Senussi is categorically not the heir to the throne, pretender to the throne or even a senior member of the
as-Senussi Royal Dynasty. To quote Debrett's Peerage
- the foremost experts genealogical experts in the UK - Mr. Idris al-Senussi is "the
second son of the sixth son of the second son of the younger brother of King Idris's father." As such he is a very, very junior member of that family
and is actually disowned by them because of his deceitful attempts to claim he is the leader of the family. The true Pretender to the Throne of Libya
and Head of the Senussi religious order and potentially the next King of Libya is infact Sayyid Muhammed bin Sayyid Hasan ar-Rida al-Mahdi
who is the son and designated heir of the late Crown Prince Hasan ar-Rida al-Mahdi as-Senussi
. Crown Prince Hassan was the Crown
Prince of Libya from 1956 until his uncle - King Idris - was deposed in 1969. Hassan as-Senussi was put in prison by Gadaffi and put through terrible
hardships. Hassan became the head of the Senussi Dynasty on death of King Idris in 1983 and went into exile in London in 1988. Crown Prince Hassan
died in London in 1992 and in his will designated his son Muhammed to be his successor as Head of the Family and Pretender to the Throne of Libya.
Prince Muhammed as-Senussi is recognised by the Libyan Constitutional Union as the foremost member of the old royal family and his father's - the
Crown Prince - designated successor.
Other details readers should be aware of;
1) During the early 1990s, Mr Idris al-Senussi, a businessman who styles himself Crown Prince of Libya, spent at least £100,000 on parliamentary
lobbying and public relations exercises to create a false image that he was rightful heir to the Libyan throne. He wined and dined MPs at Claridge's,
invited them to his home in St Tropez, addressed an all-party meeting of MPs in the House of Commons and posed in front of Big Ben for a flattering
2) Forty-one MPs signed an early day motion in 1990, which described al-Senussi as "great nephew of the late King Idris of Libya, and heir presumptive
to the Libyan throne". They included Jonathan Aitken, who resigned as chief secretary to the Treasury. The motion was sponsored by Henry Bellingham,
Old Etonian MP for Norfolk North-West. He said to the Sunday Times: "If I have been duped so have a lot of other people, including the government. I
certainly received no money".
3) Idris was exposed as a charlatan in court in 1995 when a magistrate refused to commit a man accused by Idris al-Senussi of attempted blackmail for
trial. The magistrate said that Idris was "living in a world of make believe". After this he left the country.
4) Prince Muhammed as-Senussi, the rightful heir to the throne, has said; "I believe that it is important now, given the crisis that faces my country,
that those individuals who have been mislead in the past, note the facts so that this type of confusion is not allowed to arise again"
Recently he has been attempting to capitalise on the disorder in Libya. This is dangerous given the power vacuum and could potentially make any
attempt at a restored constitutional order in the near future much more difficult.
Here are some links people ought to check out:
Transcript of the Sunday Times Article: www.groupsrv.com...
Details on Muhammed as-Senussi - the real Heir to the Throne:
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