Libya’s liberation: interim ruler unveils more radical than expected plans for Islamic law – Telegraph

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

 

Libya is already the most conservative state in north Africa, banning the sale of alcohol. Mr Abdul-Jalil’s decision – made in advance of the introduction of any democratic process – will please the Islamists who have played a strong role in opposition to Col Gaddafi’s rule and in the uprising but worry the many young liberal Libyans who, while usually observant Muslims, take their political cues from the West

via Libya’s liberation: interim ruler unveils more radical than expected plans for Islamic law – Telegraph.

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