Libya's liberation: interim ruler unveils more radical than expected plans for Islamic law
Libya's interim leader outlined more radical plans to introduce Islamic law than expected as he declared the official liberation of the country.
By Richard Spencer (The Telegraph)
Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, the chairman of the National Transitional Council and de fact president, had already declared that Libyan laws in future would have Sharia, the Islamic code, as its "basic source".
But that formulation can be interpreted in many ways - it was also the basis of Egypt's largely secular constitution under President Hosni Mubarak, and remains so after his fall.
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