Libya Sharia


Uncovered meat waiting for their ‘freedom bag’. KGS

Libyan Draft Constitution: Sharia is ‘Principal Source of Legislation’

Lachlan MarkayAugust 22, 2011 at 1:23 pm(0)

The dust has not yet settled over the Libyan capital of Tripoli since rebels took control over the weekend. But already, a draft constitutional charter for the transitional state has appeared online (embedded below). It is just a draft, mind you, and gauging its authenticity at this point is difficult. There is also no way to know whether this draft or something similar will emerge as the final governing document for a new Libyan regime.

As both the Morning Bell and Washington in a Flash noted today, Heritage Fellow Jim Phillips recently pointed out that Islamist forces “appear to make up a small but not insignificant part of the opposition coalition,” and must be prevented “from hijacking Libya’s future.” Parts of the draft Constitution allay those fears, while others exacerbate them.

Much of the document describes political institutions that will sound familiar to citizens of Western liberal democracies, including rule of law, freedom of speech and religious practice, and a multi-party electoral system.


3 Responses

  1. Do not worry the lackeys and lapdogs of Islam in the EU and the USA will let the Libyan people live under what ever is thrust upon them as long as the oil keeps flowing. If you need more proof remember the recent ‘gravely ill’ terrorist released for oil.

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