A Diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks explains how religious fundamentalism is a major problem in Eastern Libya and especially Benghazi, where the uprising of the Libyan Wing of the Ku Klux Klan began. It mentions:
Unlike the rest of the country, sermons in eastern Libyan mosques are laced with phraseology urging worshippers to support JIHAD in Iraq and elsewhere through direct participation or financial contributions. While senior regime figures, including Saif al-Islam al-Qadhafi, appear to have recognized that the east merits more attention and investment, the reported ability of radical imams to propagate messages urging support for and participation in JIHAD despite GOL security organizations' efforts suggests that claims by senior GOL officials that the east is under control may be overstated.
Via Libya S.O.S.