They’re not in it for just a little Sharia. They’re in it for the package deal. Even Imam Rauf knows that Sharia does not lend itself to selective compartmentalization. “Islamists want new Libya based on Shariah law,” from the Associated Press, November 28:
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) “” Dozens of Libyan imams and other religious leaders have demanded the country’s constitution be based on Islamic Shariah law and have also urged the transitional government to get weapons out of the hands of former rebels.
Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, chairman of the National Transitional Council, said last month that Shariah law would be the main source of legislation in the new Libya.
But he stressed it would reflect a moderate Islam. Other leaders said the matter is still to be decided.
“Moderate” is relative. “Moderate” is less extreme than the next guy, and therefore depends on the point of reference. This highly successful pattern of deceit depends on generalities and half-truths.
The 250 Muslim leaders met in Tripoli on Monday for a conference organized by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs. They were seeking a common voice on pressing issues for Libya.
They urged leaders to deal with tribal tensions and disarm the ex-rebels who toppled Moammar Gadhafi, calling them “mujahedeen.”