An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 24 October 2011
Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, the chairman of the National Transitional Council and de fact president, had already declared that Libyan laws in future would have Sharia, the Islamic code, as its “basic source”.
But that formulation can be interpreted in many ways – it was also the basis of Egypt’s largely secular constitution under President Hosni Mubarak, and remains so after his fall.
Mr Abdul-Jalil went further, specifically lifting immediately, by decree, one law from Col. Gaddafi’s era that he said was in conflict with Sharia – that banning polygamy.
In a blow to those who hoped to see Libya’s economy integrate further into the western world, he announced that in future bank regulations would ban the charging of interest, in line with Sharia. “Interest creates disease and hatred among people,” he said.
Well, I don’t know about you, but I saw this coming a mile away! Obviously, there are some in positions of power who are so utterly clueless, they would send troops in to help the rebels overthrow a dictator (which is a good thing) and yet be surprised when they find out those rebels don’t want democracy, they want even MORE oppression under sharia (which is a bad thing).
When are people going to snap out of their stupor? Islam and democracy do NOT mix. We believe in equal treatment under the law. Well, their “law” is anything BUT equal.
Unless of course you are a non muslim, and then it’s pretty equal….folks equally getting their heads whacked off,or blown up, or any number of manner of death that the muslims can think up.
Obama’s Iraq Failure
To hear President Barack Obama describe the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, you’d think it was a long-anticipated political victory, the fruition of a promise he made when campaigning for the White House. But his announcement last week that American troops in Iraq will return by the end of the year is a result of a serious Obama Administration failure that will undermine U.S. security interests in the Middle East.