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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

We don't want Sharia in Libya

The head of the Transitional National Council of Libya has said that Sharia law will be the main source of legislation in Libya.

Listen to a debate on BBC's Have Your Say programme today where I speak against Sharia and others in favour. As usual, I am the only secularist on the panel (well at least this time the BBC didn't leave me out!)

Surprise, surprise, Aina Khan who feigns to be a women's rights defender but only seems to defend Sharia and sweep its realities under the carpet, was there to promote its use and lie through her teeth about it; I suppose she does need to make sure sharia stays around so she can carry on making money from the misogyny! She is a 'Sharia lawyer' after all.

Here is the debate.

Secularists need to come forward now. We must stand vigilant against Islamism, but rather than dooming the revolutionary movements to failure, we must recognise and unequivocally defend them, help them expand and gain depth, and instead emphasise their modern and human dimensions which are diametrically opposed to Islamism. We must help mobilise support and solidarity for a secular, modern and human Libya, Middle East and North Africa.


Anonymous said...

In March NTC emissary Mansour Saif Al-Nasr said in Paris that "the future Libya will be democratic and secular". He was echoing the sentiments of the NTC's leader, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, who a few weeks before had said that Libya would be "a democratic, free state that is run by government institutions with no religious character or nature." That same Mustafa Abdel Jalil, now in power, seems to have changed his tune a little!

Anonymous said...

i feel sorry for you that you have left Islam. This is the religion of God. if you were to be true to yourself you would recognize the cause you support is a new one which is based in creating ignorance and promoting desires. Even if you disbelieve in Islam you must at least admit we do not speak falsehood to further our cause. You believe you are free but in fact you are following the ideology promoted by those who have come into power in the last 50 years. you are one of those people who change in the wind, some one who does not have their roots firmly placed in the truth. be conscious of your Creator.

Maryam Namazie said...

Abu Laila Al Afriki, I know you are talking but all I hear is blah blah blah.