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Libyan Assembly votes in favor of sharia law


Libya’s national assembly has voted in favor of making sharia law the basis of all legislative decisions in the county, meaning the Islamic legal framework will inform all future banking, criminal and financial cases.

“Islamic law is the source of legislation in Libya,” stated the General National Congress in a statement released shortly after the vote was held. “All state institutions need to comply with this,” it said.

The process by which the new sharia law system would be implemented was not immediately clear, but a special committee will review all existing laws to ensure their compliance with Islamic law, according to Reuters. The move came shortly before a separate vote to establish a 60-person committee which will be responsible for drafting the country’s new constitution.

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This was inevitable. Poor Libya.

The rebellion was centred on the Islamists of Benghazi, linked to al Qaeda, who opposed Qadhafe especially on his views and actions to liberate women in Libya. This support for women's rights, his support for African Libyans and linking Libya with the future of Africa, were the real incentives for the rebellion. This opposition was then exploited by the Western powers for their own ends.

Just as in Libya, the US, Nato, Israel and their Islamist allies in the Middle East have combined to overthrow secular governments in Iraq, Syria and Egypt that opposed islamisation. The objective has been the polarisation of the Middle East to protract the "war on terror" and the "clash of civilisations" narratives that can be used to justify further neo-colonial ambitions. The fomenting of war with Iran has had the same goal. It remains to be seen if the latest accord on Iran's nuclear development will hold or whether it was a gambit to justify attacking that country.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

Great comment


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do you make of the UN Agenda?