After heralding in what President Obama called a new era of “dignity” but abusing and killing a wounded Maummar Gadhafi, the head of the transitional government leader Mustafa Abdul-Jalil has announced that the new government will be structured on Sharia law — ruling under Islamic values and imposed religious dictates.
Abdul-Jalil insisted that Islamic Sharia law would be the “basic source” of legislation in the country and that the government would not tolerate any law or policy that contradicted Islamic values.
The United States appears to have been successful in bringing forth another country that rejects notions of separation of church (or mosque) and state as well as a country that will by definition disenfranchise religious minorities. Our new allies in Afghanistan and Iraq have not only imposed radical Islamic groups but denied women and minorities basic rights. I am not sure we can afford any more successes in our foreign policies.
Well, at least he did not use the occasion to pledge to fight the United States . . . that takes billions of more dollars and thousands of U.S. lives to achieve.