Apparently someone in the Libyan resistance didn’t get the memo.
Interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil said on Sunday, during his speech to the nation in Benghazi to formally declare the country’s liberation from the ousted regime of Moammer Kadhafi, that sharia would be Libya’s principal law.”Any law that violates sharia is null and void legally,” he said, citing as an example the law on marriage passed during the slain dictator’s 42-year tenure that imposed restrictions on polygamy, which is permitted in Islam.
“The law of divorce and marriage… This law is contrary to sharia and it is stopped,” Abdel Jalil said.
…”It’s shocking and insulting to state, after thousands of Libyans have paid for freedom with their lives, that the priority of the new leadership is to allow men to marry in secret,” said Rim, 40, a Libyan feminist who requested anonymity.
The Muslima is out of order. She needs to get back in the kitchen until her Daddy decides who’s she is going to marry.
But all kidding aside there really is no way for Sharia to comply with universal human rights, as well as rights for women, minorities, due process and transparency. They are oil and water.
For the record I don’t agree with the Shaira BS they slipped into the Iraqi and Afghanistan constitutions either.
- Libya: Human rights – what role do they have in the country’s future? (appablog.wordpress.com)
- Sharia law declaration raises fears among women in new Libya (news.nationalpost.com)
- Shariah law declaration raises concerns in new Libya (calgaryherald.com)