Farrakhan: Gadhafi no monster, has helped Muslims
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(Source: Associated Press/AP Online)By KAREN HAWKINS

CHICAGO - Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is reiterating his defense of Moammar Gadhafi, saying the embattled Libyan leader isn't the monster being portrayed by the Western media.

Farrakhan held a rare news conference Thursday, where he criticized the U.S. government and President Barack Obama for launching military action against Libya without justification. He accused Americans of just wanting Gadhafi out of the picture to secure oil interests.

At the at the Nation of Islam's headquarters in Chicago, Farrakhan portrayed Gadhafi as a fellow revolutionary and a friend who's lent the movement $8 million over the years.

Farrakhan has publicly defended Gadhafi at several recent events.

Obama has defended U.S. military involvement, saying the U.S. intervened in Libya to prevent a slaughter of civilians as Gadhafi battles opposition forces.

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