Monday, August 22, 2011

Libyan Rebels' Draft Constitution Cites Sharia (Islamic Law) As Principal Source Of Law For New Libya

So Richard Milhous Obama put down the golf clubs and ice cream cones long enough today to comment about the situation in Libya, after the "rebels" took control of Tripoli yesterday.

But have he and NATO ushered in a bigger monster?

The Heritage Foundation (via This Ain't Hell) found out this about the draft constitution for the new Libya.
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.

We see how well the whole Arab Spring is working out for Egypt, with anti-Semitic signs held outside the Israeli Embassy. What's next? Libya as al-Queda's new terror base?

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