Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Libya ponders Sharia law: Another Islamic Theocracy or more Moderate?
With todays announcement by the Libyan Transitional National Council that they are adopting Sharia Law. And going to use Sharia Law to influence how they write Libya's National Constitution. Looks bad from my perspective and looks like they may be on the road to Islamic Theocracy. Where Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Libya is a fairly diverse country made up of mostly arabs. But a diverse group of arabs and they also have an African Minority as well. And there been reports of African Libyans being Racially Clense. As well as women are essentially treated like garbage with strict conditions. On what they can do and how they live and when it comes to women, on things like how they can dress. And can they even go to school and get educated or not and this is not the direction that Libya should be headed in. Thats what happened in Afghanistan pre Afghan War that started in 2001, where people were literally murdered for things like adultery. Under the Taliban Regime and this not the direction Libya should be going in. They have so much more potential and can be so much better then that. And this is what exactly Iraq was able to avoid another country with a lot of potential. When they formed their new government and Constitution.
Iraq is now basically a Federal Democratic Republic post Saddam Hussein. Islam I believe is the Official Religion there but thats more of a recognition of how important Islam is considered to the Iraqi People. The Koran is not the Constitution of Iraq, their Governmental System is secular. Pakistan is officially called the Islamic Republic or State of Pakistan but they operate as a Constitutional Federal Republic. Which Separation of Powers and a Constitution and Pakistan is a huge Democracy of around 170M people. With a lot of potential to develop and currently has one of the fastest growing economy's in Asia as well as in the World. Turkey another overwhelmingly Muslim Country but its called the Republic of Turkey, a Parliamentary Democracy. And they are a large country of over 70M people similar to Iran, with a lot of potential to develop. And they have one of the fastest growing economy's in the Middle East as well as the World as well. This is the the direction that Libya should be looking at, Islam and Religion in general sure but don't use it to hold your people down. And the potential of this large country down, that only has 6M people but with a lot of potential to grow as a country.
What Libya should be looking at is a government thats Evidence Based that looks to do what's best for the entire country and to move it forward. Not things that could divide the country and potentially start new Civil Wars down the road, which is what happened in Afghanistan and may happen in Iran as well.
Click on the link of the blog to see a video about Libya adapting Sharia Law