Omar Mukhtar

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Omar Mukhtar (Arabic: عمر المختار Omar Al-Mukhtār) (1862 - September 16, 1931), of the Mnifa,Mnifa is "a generic name for many groups of 'Clients of the Fee' (Marabtin al-sadqan)." These are client tribes having no sacred associations and are known as Marabtin al-sadqan because they pay sadaqa, a fee paid to a free tribe for protection. Peters, Emrys L. (1998) "Divine goodness: the concept of Baraka as used by the Bedouin of Cyrenaica", page 104, In Shah, A. M.; Baviskar, Baburao Shravan and Ramaswamy, E. A. (editors) (1998) Social Structure and Change: Religion and Kinship (Volume 5 of Social Structure and Change) Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California, ISBN 0-7619-9255-3; Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-7036-713-1 was born in the small village of Janzour, near Tobruk in eastern Barqa (Cyrenaica) in Libya. Beginning in 1912, he organized and, for nearly twenty years, led native resistance to Italian colonization of Libya. The Italians captured and hanged him in 1931. <!--The above lead paragraph provides context, states notability and is quite succinct. It uses proper links to provide readers with additional information about the key elements. As such, it is subject to incorrect identification by SmackBot as having too short a lead. This comment is here to acknowledge the problem, and to help ameliorate it, by providing additional length without subtracting from the elegance of the original...
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