Question: How is Moammar Gadhafi's name spelled?
Answer: Anyone who has tussled over al-Qaida versus al-Qaeda knows that trying to transliterate Arabic can result in a handful of spellings, and the name of Libya's ruler is no exception. News agencies have picked a spelling and stuck with it: The Associated Press uses the spelling Moammar Gadhafi, Reuters uses Muammar Gaddafi, Bloomberg uses Muammar Qaddafi, and on and on. A 2004 article in the Evening Standard came up with 37 spelling variations on the dictator's name that had been used at one time or another. On the English-language version of his personal website, the ruler uses Muammar Al Gathafi.
Gadhafi, on the other hand, prefers to refer to himself as "Brotherly Leader and Guide of the Revolution."