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LIBYA; Headed for Some Sort of Sharia

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The announced introduction of Islamic law in post-Gaddafi Libya has drawn strong opposition from women, the non-religious and the Amazigh minority.


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Stan B (123)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 1:43 am
It's the women who stand to lose most from the changes in Libya.

divergent revolution (309)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 4:18 am
FEMINISTS UNTE.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 6:04 am
sadly noted

Ellen m (215)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 9:13 am
So much for any real changes or democracy as all would have hoped...but knowing the inner strength of woman I know this can be changed if action is taken early enough. Thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 2:22 pm
Uh oh, no, no, no, no, wrong, stop right there! I thought Libya wanted to become a democracy!?!? SEPARATION of church and state is ESSENTIAL, and then you can be how religious as you want to be in the privacy of your own home. Please, don't take one step forward and two steps back!

Bob Algeron (47)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 2:43 pm
Who from the Lybian powers to be will listen to "women, the non-religious and the Amazigh minority."

Not Islamists with guns, that's for sure: they don't listen to talking property, to unclean or to infidels.

pam w (139)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 3:13 pm
Did ANYONE believe anything else? Islam and personal freedoms are INCOMPATIBLE!

Wednesday November 16, 2011, 3:18 pm
Sharia law was man made! It was not divinely inspired. It was made with one purpose in mind, which is to subjugate women and the poor people to do the will of the rich, through the use of their religious puppet like servants!

Robert O (12)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 3:18 pm
Hate to say it but the writing was all over the walls on this one. It's a very worrisome situation. Thanks Cal.

. (0)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 4:01 pm
To even enter into a discussion about the right's of women in Libya is a small step forward. Will women have total equality? Doubtful.

Ob Ka (0)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 8:15 pm
this will lead to no good for the women of the country. take it all one step at a time

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 12:35 pm
What can any one do about it? Bomb them?

Bill Eagle (41)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 3:10 pm
This is what many thought would happen. They will replace Gadaffe with something worse.

Tim C (2420)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 5:01 pm

Bruce Van Tassell (7)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 5:11 pm
The Arab Spring means nothing with Sharia still in place. I do not agree that the phrofit would have allowed this horrible treatment of his people to exist.It is time to stop letting traditions and so called social norms govern the use ofreligion. I have studied the Koran and believe the words offer equal freedom to both genders and nothing about stoning and other inhuman practices.

Thursday November 17, 2011, 5:38 pm
How long will those in pwer in Libya be demanding, " the world must recognize Libya as a Muslim state". And we in america will recognize them just like we recognized Netanyahu's racist, religiously bigoted statement demanding we recognize Israel as a Jewish state. I guess bigots are so easy for us to deal with. Say something they don't like, they jail, torture, ot murder you.

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 5:51 pm
CIA backed Al-Qaeda now hold Libya

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Thursday November 17, 2011, 6:46 pm

Ira Herson (13)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 10:37 pm
It always amazes me. You cannot have any discussion without someone calling Israel names. The Article is about Libya. But someone is compelled to call Israel names. The Arab counties embrace religious laws. Israel has a civil court and a constitution that makes racism illegal.

Some dumb anti-Semites love to come out with ill informed garbage. They either forget or chose to forget that you can be any religion in Israel you want or even no religion,

The meaning of Jewish state is that the official religion of the country. Like the official religion of Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Morocco, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and many more are Islamic. Like Gaza, and the West Bank are Islamic. So little Israel about 1/3 the size of the Island of Tasmania is Jewish.

Oh yes the official religion of the UK is Church of England, So What. Or is it because a Jewish state it is not allowed? Terrance, you do not like the government of Israel fine. But calling all Israelis racist is like calling all the Americans, Bush's racist state. Or New Jersey the Mafia state. (yes I saw the Sopranos).

You want to compare Israel to the Arab states? The leader of the BDS movement is an Israeli Arab going to the University of Jerusalem. He can say what he wants and still go to an Israeli school. If he was a Coptic Christian in Egypt he would be be beaten to death. If he called for free elections in Iran he would be disappeared. And any god help him if he was Gay!

Although there is no "official religion" of the USA it is considered to be Christian, with Christian morals being the guiding factors in much of the civil laws. Just ask the Republican Party about abortion. So lets just destroy Israel for wanting be be Jewish.

Stan B (123)
Friday November 18, 2011, 12:08 am
Ira. I wouldn't take Terrance's comments too seriously: no one else does.
As you wrote, the article is about Libya and he has to make pathetic, irrelevant comments about Israel. I think we can draw our own conclusions.
Green star on its way to you.

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Friday November 18, 2011, 1:16 am
American Govt is doing a great job first creating unrest through their terrorist organization CIA in Muslim countries then to help the bomb cities kill thousands of innocent people and then kill the the so called dictator but what is happening Tunisia election Islamic party was the elected, Libya Sharia law is being imposed and when election will be held be rest assured that Islamic party will win , Egypt Islamic Brother hood will win the election Some one sitting in Think tank gave wrong advice to the American Govt know you can not stop this revolution GOOD LUCK you can not get rid of Muslim more you try to destroy them the more power full they get

Stan B (123)
Friday November 18, 2011, 1:30 am
Parvez. Are you serious? Why do you people have to blame everyone else but yourselves for all the problems you cause. Fundamental Islam is a curse which the whole world needs to get rid of.

Lloyd H (46)
Friday November 18, 2011, 7:18 am
Pam W. et alia, I guess the polite way to put this is, "Pull your ignorant bigoted heads out of your butt!". You had better wake up to the fact that if the Separation of Church and State is necessary for a Democracy then the US is not a Democracy. The freaking Hyde Amendment, all 14 bills passed or under consideration by the US House banning or restricting abortion, the push to exempt any organization or corporation with religious affiliations from abiding by regulations to provide contraceptives free to women who choose to use them, is Christian Taliban of America Sharia as it enforces by law the religious ideology of the Anti-Choice Christian Taliban of America as are all State laws obstructing a womans right to choose. DOMA and all State laws banning LGBT Marriage are the legal enforcement of religious ideology, mostly Christian Taliban of America Sharia. Laws and regulations promoting abstinence only education, banning the mention of contraceptives, teaching Creationism/Intelligent Design in schools, Kentucky using state funds and giving massive sweet deals for the building of a Creationist Theme Park, putting a loophole in an Anti-Bullying law that allows religious ideology as justification of bullying are to name just a few all Governmental enforcement of Chrsitian Taliban Sharia in America. Throw stones when You are in a glass house!
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