They’re ousting Gaddafi for this?
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 . 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.
……But despite the Lockean tenor of much of the constitution, the inescapable clause lies right in Part 1, Article 1: “Islam is the Religion of the State, and the principal source of legislation is Islamic Jurisprudence (Sharia).” Under this constitution, in other words, Islam is law. That makes other phrases such as “there shall be no crime or penalty except by virtue of the law” and “Judges shall be independent, subject to no other authority but law and conscience” a bit more ominous.
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The Libyan government was already an oppressive Islamic theocracy. So much for a ‘society of citizenship, justice, equality,…wherein there is no place for injustice, tyranny, despotism, …and dictatorship”. What the fuck do they think Sharia is?
More news from Egypt, where the anti-Jewish Islamofascists have gathered outside the Israeli embassy.
Hundreds of Egyptians remained in front of the Israeli Embassy in Cairo on Sunday, vowing to continue the two-day rally until the ambassador’s expulsion.
……An American witness living in Cairo said troops did little to stop the protests on Saturday and Sunday at the embassy in Dokki, a Cairo suburb home to around 40 foreign missions.
“There were reports that people were coming from Tahrir Square, which is across the Nile,” Jesse Ayala Jr. told The Jerusalem Post from the Egyptian capital. “As the protesters started yelling and breaking down the barriers around the embassy, the military did very little to stop them – they just kind of watched.
I don’t know why Israel or any Western nation for that matter, would bother to have an embassy inside any Islamic-nation state. It’s an open invitation for a terrorist attack or a chance for muslim rioters to overrun the building.
More on who makes up the rebel contingent in Libya:
The anti-Gadhafi, anti-Western forces that NATO power has brought to apparent victory through an air war and not-so-secret deployment of special forces (so far costing U.S. taxpayers $1 billion) include jihadist forces the U.S. and NATO allies have been fighting for the past decade in Iraq and Afghanistan.
……Captured al-Qaida documents analyzed at West Point reveal that not only did Libya send far more recruits per capita to fight with al-Qaida in Iraq than any other nation (including Saudi Arabia), but also that the “rebel” stronghold of Darnah sent more recruits per capita than any other city. Bonus info: 85 percent of Libyan recruits in Iraq listed their “work” as “suicide bombers.”
This Libyan surge, the report explains, may have been due to the “increasingly cooperative relationship” with al-Qaida of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). What is the LIFG? Designated a terrorist organization by the United States in 2004, the LIFG is a prominent faction among anti-Gadhafi forces today. Little wonder the Los Angeles Times discovered there are “at least 20 former Islamic militant leaders in battlefield roles” in Libya (while what the paper called “hundreds of Islamists” are either “participating or watching from the sidelines”).
These news reports are an indication that once the dust settles from the ‘Arab Spring’, it will be the same shit, different day.
- Can you believe it? – Nato unwelcome in Libya – rebels (jhaines6.wordpress.com)
- As Shari’a Law comes to Libya… (barenakedislam.wordpress.com)