Libyan leader Muammar al Gadhafi on Thursday accused al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden of being behind the uprising in Libya, in a phone call to state TV. The Libyan ruler said the revolt has been carried out by young men hopped up on hallucinogenic pills given to them “in their coffee with milk, like Nescafe.”
“Shame on you, people of Zawiya, control your children,” he said, addressing residents of the city outside Tripoli. “They are loyal to bin Laden,” he said of those involved in the uprising. "What do you have to do with bin Laden, people of Zawiya? They are exploiting young people ... I insist it is bin Laden.”
It was reported Thursday that loyals to the Libyan ruler attacked the city's Souq Mosque. A doctor at a field clinic set up at the mosque said he saw the bodies of 10 dead as well as around 150 wounded.