Monday, 24 October 2011

Told You so

Libyan Leader Declares Nation Islamic, Sharia Law to be Implemented
From Here

Abdul-Jalil said new banks would be set up to follow the Islamic banking system, which bans charging interest as a practice deemed usury.

He also announced the annulment of an existing family law that limits the number of wives Libyan can take, contradicting the provision in the Muslim holy book, the Quran, that allows men up to four wives.
But, as I posted in a previous post,
Is what replaces the status quo going to be better or worse than that which is being replaced? What is going to fill these vaccuums, freedom or increased tyranny and repression? More tolerance for the rights of minorities or less?
In other words, what will be the fate of religious minorities in Libya, especially Christians? Once again, I guess we'll see, won't we?

Take Care

3 comments:

Nicky said...

Thanks for the post John...been avoiding the news somewhat, and would have missed this for a while.

Warren said...

Do you agree or disagree with Gwynne Dyer's distinction between Islamic and Islamist? Or the role that Abdul Jalil will or will not be able to play?

http://www.embassymag.ca/dailyupdate/view/143

John K said...

I won't venture an opinion on the difference. My main concern is for religious minorities, especially Christians, in these countries, and I don't think they have fared well under, 'democratic' Islamic governments.