Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
“…Much of the document describes political institutions that will sound familiar to citizens of Western liberal democracies, including rule of law, freedom of speech and religious practice, and a multi-party electoral system.
But despite the Lockean tenor of much of the constitution, the inescapable clause lies right in Part 1, Article 1: ‘Islam is the Religion of the State, and the principal source of legislation is Islamic Jurisprudence (Sharia).’ Under this constitution, in other words, Islam is law. That makes other phrases such as ‘there shall be no crime or penalty except by virtue of the law’ and ‘Judges shall be independent, subject to no other authority but law and conscience” a bit more ominous…”
By the way, who wrote this draft and is it authentic?
When it is all said and done, the people of Libya may very well find themselves no better off or worse off than they were under a Ghadaffi regime.
If so, well done Barack.
Well done NATO.
When will Progressives who are always sticking their noses in the business of other nations learn that a leopard does not change his spots? One would expect that such reckoning would not be an issue for them.
One need not be a scholar to realize that Sharia is the law of the land in Muslim countries and Libya is no different.
No federal funding for Libya, let the French deal with them.