Igtet’s top Muslim supporter in Libya shot to death, right after Igtet departs Libya for luxurious lifestyle with Jewish wife

Basit Igtet [l] with Bashir Garira [r.] Mr. Garira would be shot to death the following day.  Mr. Igtet went swiftly safely away from Libya right after his unsuccessful rally. Mr. Garira paid the price.

Basit Igtet’s security adviser, Bashir Garira, died in a shooting incident just hours after he was with Mr. Igtet for a rally to overthrow the government of Libya on Monday.

Mr. Garira was found shot to death outside his home on Tuesday morning in Suq Al-Juma.  His family said he shot himself accidentally with a gun. Libyans know such family announcements can be a euphemism for assassination.

The low turnout of supporters at Igtet’s rally in Tripoli may have put Mr. Garira in fatal jeopardy.

On Monday, Mr. Garira was part of a small group of Libyans who served as domestic advisers for Mr. Igtet. Mr. Garira was photographed with Mr. Igtet, who waited until the day of the rally to appear in the nation he wants to lead.

When Mr. Igtet arrived at Mitiga airport from Tunis on the day of his planned rally to overthrow the UN-backed Libyan government, Mr. Garira was there to meet him.

Mr. Igtet, who is not accustomed to rugged conditions experienced by the majority of Libyans in this poverty stricken Muslim nation, flew in by private jet. Mr. Igtet is supported by his Jewish wife, whiskey baroness Sara Bronfman. Neither live in Libya.

Ms. Bronfman’s main work over the past 15 years has been to finance a for-profit sex cult headquartered in New York State and led by Keith Raniere whose followers call him Vanguard. Both Mr. Igtet and his wife live near the sex cult leader who personally mentors Ms. Bronfman.

Mr. Igtet’s plan for the takeover of Libya was to use Facebook and social media to rally tens of thousands of the poor of Tripoli to take to the streets and eventually join with radical Muslim militants outside the city. Once the forces converged and vanquished the UN-backed Libyan government, Mr. Igtet had stated, he wanted to be installed as president.

Sara Bronfman’s mentor –Vanguard leader of the for -profit sex cult called NXIVM.

The plan failed when no one appeared at the rally point at Martyrs Square in Tripoli until after the Libyan government provided ample security for the safety of Mr. Igtet and his supporters.

About 1,000 Libyan bystanders turned out to see the event, many of them straggling in, staying for a time, then going home.  About 1,000 anti-Igtet Libyans came and called for Mr. Igtet to be thrown out of Libya.

Once Mr. Igtet was safely behind the protective cordon of Libyan government security forces, his supporters were safe to come out for their “protest”. An estimated 700 supporters appeared.

Mr. Igtet did not make a speech and stood in Martyrs Square with prominent Muslim Libyans, like the late Mr. Garira, who put their reputations on the line to give Mr. Igtet an imprimatur that he represented Libyan and Muslim values.

Libya is a poor country. Its people are suffering from strife and conflict between radically different views on how religion should be practiced and power should be tyrannized or democratized.

Mr. Igtet never planned to live in this poor land of extremes unless and until he is installed as president. Mr. Igtet’s father had embezzled millions of Libyan taxpayers’ money and was put in jail where he died under the Qaddai regime.

Mr. Iget’s chief adviser is Keith Raniere, of Albany, New York. He reportedly helped devise the Facebook plan to rouse the nation and make Mr. Igtet the next Libyan president.

Mr. Igtet’s Jewish wife, Sara Bronfman, funded the plan. She inherited an estimated $500 million from her late father, Edgar Bronfman Sr., of the Seagram’s Liquor fortune. Her father had been president of the World Jewish Congress. Ms. Bronfman lost a substantial part of her inheritance in investments guided by Mr. Raniere, who she refers to as her mentor.

Mr. Igtet, because he spends no time in Libya, needed point persons there who were deemed prominent and judged as reliable Muslims. The late Mr. Garira served in that capacity.  How much money from Sara Bronfman went to Mr. Garira is not presently known.

It is strongly suspected that Muslim extremists, holed up in desert hideouts outside Tripoli, had been promised by Mr. Garira and others that Mr. Igtet was an honorable man and would keep his promise to marshal a huge force of insurgents to his rally in Tripoli.

The radical groups expended scant resources to mobilize but were ready to merge with the alleged “tens of thousands” of Igtet-supporters.

When nobody showed up in Tripoli, the Muslim radicals had to retreat to secure hideouts. UN-backed Libyan forces beefed up armed militias and gained a tactical advantage by uncovering possible locations from where radical Muslims retreated, thus potentially compromising their safety and future Islamic missions.

Whether Mr. Garira’s “accidental death” was a reprisal for his role in the Igtet fiasco may never be known. Maybe he did shoot himself accidentally with a gun.

Here is what we do know:

Basit Igtet attempted to overthrow the UN-backed government of Libya via a rally at Martyrs Square in Tripoli on Monday, September 25, 2017.

The UN government allowed him to enter the country and mandated the protest be peaceful and ensured it was by providing ample armed security.

He’s a penniless gigolo who pretends to be Muslim. She’s a Jewish whiskey baroness who funds his hare-brained schemes and a sex cult she’s been deeply involved in for the past 15 years. The couple is led by sex cult master Keith Raniere of Albany, New York. They are husband wife, Basit Igtet and Sara Bronfman.


The exaggerated claims of tens of thousands of Igtet-followers who were supposed to come out to rally may have seduced the extremist Muslim enemies of the UN-backed Libyan government to reveal tactical strategies and desert locations they would not have done otherwise had they known the true support for Mr. Igtet would be less than 1000.

It was first reported that no one died in what initially was feared would be a bloody “hurricane of violence.”

The Libyan government – the one he wanted to overthrow –  protected Mr. Igtet from being the victim of violence. The opposition to Mr. Igtet was as great or greater than those who support him.

In trying to put together this scheme, some of Mt. Igtet’s advisers may have made promises they were unable to keep to extremely brash, ideologically severe Muslim groups.

It might be compared to telling the heads of the Mafia to set up an orchestrated multiple hit – andthen you fail to show up with your promised men.

Mr Igtet departed from Libya right after the rally.

Mr. Garira did not fare quite so well.

Basit Igtet [extending his hand] to Bashir Garira [with white beard], who seems to not want to take it. Does he know he has been badly deceived by Mr. Igtet and is hours away from his death?
Basit Igtet married whiskey baroness Sara Bronfman who funds a for profit sex cult run by Vanguard.
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Students show Vanguard tribute for his teachings,
Libya is a deeply divided country where conflicts over Muslim ideology merge with political tyranny, armed insurgents, and forces for democracy. The United States
One of the cult leaders, Nancy ‘Prefect’ Salzman,with the woman that funds the sex cult: Sara Bronfman

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Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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