9/11 victims' town says no to Gaddafi visit

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A New Jersey town with a bitter experience of terrorism is in uproar at the prospect of Muammar Gaddafi pitching his air-conditioned tent there during his first visit to the United States.

The Libyan leader is considering making his Bedouin camp in the garden of a Libyan-owned mansion in Englewood, next door to a Jewish school and a famous rabbi, when he travels to New York to address the UN General Assembly on September 23.

Officials in the wealthy commuter town, 23 miles north of Manhattan, have vowed to stop Mr Gaddafi from staying there, particularly after he welcomed the Libyan intelligence agent convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.

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