We don’t want Sharia in Libya
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- On September 13, 2011
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The head of the Transitional National Council of Libya has said that Sharia law will be the main source of legislation in Libya.
Listen to a debate on BBC’s Have Your Say programme today where I speak against Sharia and others in favour. As usual, I am the only secularist on the panel (well at least this time the BBC didn’t leave me out!)
Surprise, surprise, Aina Khan who feigns to be a women’s rights defender but only seems to defend Sharia and sweep its realities under the carpet, was there to promote its use and lie through her teeth about it; I suppose she does need to make sure sharia stays around so she can carry on making money from the misogyny! She is a ‘Sharia lawyer’ after all.
Secularists need to come forward now. We must stand vigilant against Islamism, but rather than dooming the revolutionary movements to failure, we must recognise and unequivocally defend them, help them expand and gain depth, and instead emphasise their modern and human dimensions which are diametrically opposed to Islamism. We must help mobilise support and solidarity for a secular, modern and human Libya, Middle East and North Africa.