Like I always say, be careful what you wish for. Because you just might get it, and some unintended consequences along the way.
Libya’s interim leader outlined more radical plans to introduce Islamic law than expected as he declared the official liberation of the country.
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.
Get ready for the next steps, women will lose whatever rights they ever had. They will soon be wearing veils and burkas. They will become property of men.
Thank you NATO and President Obama. Good job. In 5-6 years we will have another terrorist state to contend with.