Sharia is coming to Libya, courtesy Barack Obama, just as I warned it would in early 2011, when I pointed out that the opposition to Gaddafi was made up of Islamic supremacist forces — and was, of course, accused of “fearmongering.” I tried to tell you: “New Concerns About Libya’s Fledgling Government As It Shuts Out Pro-Western Liberals,” by Patrick Goodenough for CNS News, October 4:
(CNSNews.com) — One day after Libya’s top lawmaker appeared to back down — under criticism from fundamentalists — over the need for a secular state, the country”s prime minister-elect on Wednesday submitted a cabinet that does not include a single member of the country”s pro-Western liberal coalition.
Also on Wednesday, Libya’s central bank governor confirmed plans to push for a shari”a-compliant banking system. Reuters quoted Saddek Elkaber as saying on the sidelines of a banking meeting in Kuwait that demand for the changes was so high he hoped the new rules would be in place by the end of this year.
Together, the developments add new concerns to those voiced over the months since the overthrow of the Gadaffi dictatorship about the future direction the North African country may take — concerns dramatically underscored by the deadly September 11 assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
The proposed cabinet could still change as lawmakers consider each nomination on Thursday, but the 28 names put forward by Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abushagur thus far exclude any from the National Forces Alliance (NFA), a liberal coalition headed by former interim Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril. There is also only one woman among the nominees: Summaya Mahmoud Baltief is proposed as social affairs minister.
The proposed ministers include several from the Muslim Brotherhood, which operates in Libya under the name Justice and Construction Party (sometimes translated as Justice and Development Party)….