In a recent speech about world events, Rael, founder and spiritual leader of the International Raelian Movement, declared his support for Muammar Kadhafi, guide of the Libyan revolution. Rael said Kadhafi is a victim of international aggression and supported Kadhafi’s proposal to replace the dollar with a gold-dinar that would become the new African currency.
After calling the currency proposal “a marvelous idea,” Rael said the true reason for the current attack on Libya is “an open secret.”
“The international aggression against Libya has been covered up under the pretext of protecting the civilian population,” he said. “The only real reason is to hoard the oil and combat Kadhafi's idea of creating a currency based on gold, which could be used instead of the dollar for oil transactions.’’
Indeed, according to recent news reports, Kadhafi has recently rejected both the dollar and euro for oil transactions. He has also called upon the African continent to unite in the use of the gold-dinar, which could become the sole currency in Africa. This idea was approved by many Arab countries and most African countries, with two exceptions: the Republic of South Africa and the chief of the Arab League. But the proposed currency measure met with serious disapproval from the United States and the European Union, and especially from President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, who calls Libya a threat to the financial security of humanity.