Now we learn that Sharia Law will soon be ruling Libya. The US helped liberate Libya...will Libya listen to us at all on how their new government should be run?
RUSH: There were so many times over the course of the recent past where I, El Rushbo, openly asked questions, raised questions, just who are these Libyan rebels? Who are they? A lot of people in America, the regime side, even some on our side, "Hey, it's wonderful. It's like the Arab Spring. It's more democracy. It is flowering," and it's not. It is Sharia law.
There is so much audio where I warn everybody, "We don't know who these Libyan rebels are, slash, were," and at the beginning, just like in Egypt, Obama ran to the front of this mob like he did with the Egyptian mob, and these liberals are cheering Obama, but most of America, thanks to 9/11, knows all too well what radical Islam is. It's hostile to women, gays, Christians, and Jews. It's hostile, as in dangerously hostile, as in human rights violations, ninth century, seventh century barbarism, and that's what we're dealing with now. The Libyan official embrace of radical Sharia law happens as Obama announces the US is leaving Iraq with the speed of feverish intent. By the way, this is a George W. Bush timeline, by the way, to pull out at the end of 2011.
And Rush predicted this from March 18:
RUSH ARCHIVE: We can topple the regime in Libya if we want to but what would follow Khadafy? If it's the Muslim Brotherhood, then make no mistake, we are advancing Sharia law, we are helping the advance of Sharia law, we are empowering Iran. We are handing an oil-rich country over to a theologically driven crime syndicate, if, if, if all these other circumstances exist.
From YahooNews: Libya's liberation: interim ruler unveils more radical than expected plans for Islamic law
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.
Mr Abdul-Jalil went further, specifically lifting immediately, by decree, one law from Col. Gaddafi's era that he said was in conflict with Sharia - that banning polygamy.
In a blow to those who hoped to see Libya's economy integrate further into the western world, he announced that in future bank regulations would ban the charging of interest, in line with Sharia. "Interest creates disease and hatred among people," he said.
Gulf states like the United Arab Emirates, and other Muslim countries, have pioneered the development of Sharia-compliant banks which charge fees rather than interest for loans but they normally run alongside western-style banks.
In the first instance, interest on low-value loans would be waived altogether, he said.
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.
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