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Shari’a in Libya? As Long As ‘Universal Human Rights’ Are Respected, State Dept. Says

Posted By admin On October 25, 2011 @ 2:46 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Patrick Goodenough
CNS News [1]
October 25, 2011

The State Department on Monday tiptoed around the issue of Islamic law (shari’a) forming the basis of countries’ legal systems, after comments by Libya’s interim leader raised new questions about just how progressive the so-called “Arab spring” will turn out to be.

Islamists are playing prominent roles in the transitions in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt, and are also believed to be a factor in the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad.

While few will lament the removal of Muammar Gadaffi – or of Assad, should he go – concerns are growing that Iran may not be altogether wrong when it characterizes the regional upheavals as an “Islamic awakening” rather than the ushering in of greater democracy.

Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) leader Mustafa Abdul-Jalil raised eyebrows Sunday when he told a rally in Benghazi that the country’s post-Gadaffi legal system will be based on shari’a.

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[1] CNS News: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/shari-libya-long-universal-human-rights-are-respected-state-dept-says

[2] Egyptian ‘missionary’ tortured to death in Libya – human rights lawyer: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egyptian-%e2%80%98missionary%e2%80%99-tortured-to-death-in-libya-%e2%80%93-human-rights-lawyer.html

[3] Nato killed 72 civilians in Libya air strikes, says Human Rights Watch: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nato-killed-72-civilians-in-libya-air-strikes-says-human-rights-watch.html

[4] The War in Libya is a Fraud: Using Human Rights Organizations to Launch Wars: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-war-in-libya-is-a-fraud-using-human-rights-organizations-to-launch-wars.html

[5] State Dept.: Russia and Iran still arming Bashar al-Assad: http://www.prisonplanet.com/state-dept-russia-and-iran-still-arming-bashar-al-assad.html

[6] Tehran’s nuclear rights irrevocable: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tehrans-nuclear-rights-irrevocable.html

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