Here’s A Shocker

We spent a billion dollars…to make Libya safe for Sharia

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.

Smart Power.

Now with added Polygamy!

7 Responses to “Here’s A Shocker”

  1. Skyler says:

    Why should Libya escape the same fate as Iraq or Afghanistan ?

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Not that I disagree with your assessment but I’m not sure I’d phrase it that way, Skyler. I think a more accurate statement is “how could we possibly have thought that they wouldn’t enthusiastically embrace Sharia?”

  3. Skyler says:

    A people deserve their fate, I suppose. The only people to blame for their form of government are the people themselves.

    We need to stop nation building and just punish severely those that would harm us.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    I couldn’t agree more.

  5. Gary from Jersey says:

    These are the same kind folks who shipped hundreds of surface to air missiles to Hamas via Egypt and this sharia thing surprises our better?

  6. JeffS says:

    Billary is probably sending Libya one of her reset buttons as we speak.

  7. major dad says:

    They were under Sharia Law for a long time before this. During the Barbary Pirate years 1600s-1800s they were ruled by the Ottoman Empire. Sharia wasn’t quite so radical then but they were still under it.

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