Libyan Leader Looks to Pitch a Tent in Jersey

Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi wants to camp in NJ

By Xana O'Neill
|  Tuesday, Aug 25, 2009  |  Updated 6:13 AM CDT
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Libyan Leader Looks to Pitch a Tent in Jersey

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This is one political tent virtually no one wants to be under.

Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi will pitch a massive tent in the middle of a quiet New Jersey suburb when he is in town for a UN General Assembly meeting next month, according to The New York Post.

The terrorist-harboring leader -- recently photographed warmly embracing newly released Pan Am Flight 103 bomber 
Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi -- typically travels with an air-conditioned tent and plans to set up camp on the front lawn of an Englewood, N.J., home that is owned by the Libyan Mission to the UN, the paper reported.

Neighbors in the quiet Jersey suburb are fuming about the move to the Englewood property, which has been owned by the mission since 1983 and used as a weekend home. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, one-time spiritual adviser to Micahel Jackson, lives next door.

"I think having a terrorist living next door would be devastating, and I'd consider moving," said one resident.

"Why would a head of government come to this small community to live? asked Dr. Peter Scaglione. "He must have an ulterior motive."

The meeting is scheduled to begin Sept. 23.

Gadhafi has been forced off property at the United Nations because the area is under construction. He asked to erect a tent in Central Park but the request was rejected, sources told the paper. 

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