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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
CNS News 
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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