Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's bodyguards are all virgin females.
He claims that the 40-woman entourage symbolize his belief in female emancipation. However, each girl is required to swear an oath to Gaddafi saying that they will give their lives to him, never leaving his side and remaining virgins! The position is viewed as being very prestigious, so numerous women put themselves through a rigorous training program which teaches them martial arts and firearms training. In 1998, their skills were put to the ultimate test when an assassination attempt was made on Gaddafi - one woman was killed when she threw her body into the line of fire, and seven others were severely wounded.