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Libya’s Draft Constitution: Officially An Islamist State And Terrorist Haven

I have predicted before that the “Arab Spring” is going to end very badly, in that all the talk of democracy is nothing more than a smokescreen for the coming Sharia states and thus oppressive theocracies, just like we see in Iran. If you recall, that was also going to be a democratic revolution, at least until the revolution turned revolting. I have also stated that Libya’s new, self-proclaimed leader, Mustafa Abdel Jalil is obviously an Islamist. In recent weeks, it has become even more obvious that the people who are taking over Libya are Islamists, and many of them have terrorist ties. In fact, it has been recently reported that at least 2500 SA-7 shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles have been stolen from Libyan stockpiles and spirited out of the country by Islamists, undoubtedly to turn up at an airport near you in the future. Today, on al Jazeera, I heard that Libya has a large stockpile of mustard gas. You can bet some of the “rebels” are working to get their hands on that.

Today, a document titled “Draft Constitutional Charter for the Transitional Stage” was leaked. Of course, I don’t know if this document is genuine. It might be a fake. But, it does not look like a fake, and I see no reason to doubt its validity. The important part is that if it is genuine, then it clearly shows that Libya will become both another Islamist state, ruled by Sharia, as well as a safe haven for terrorists.

The document starts out innocently enough, with a discussion of how Libya will achieve democracy and will be a land with justice, science, culture, welfare, health, etc. (Never mind the simple fact that Islam is anathema to all of those subjects and objectives.) But, then, in Article (1), it states:

Libya is an independent Democratic State wherein the people are the source of authorities. The city of Tripoli shall be the capital of the State. Islam is the Religion of the State and the principal source of legislation is Islamic Jurisprudence (Sharia). Arabic is its official language while preserving the linguistic and cultural rights of all components of the Libyan society. The State shall guarantee for non-Moslems (sic) the freedom of practising (sic) religious rights and shall guarantee respect for their systems of personal status.

There you have it. The law of the land will be based on Sharia. With the fact that Sharia mandates third class status to all non-Muslims, and second class status to women, and also mandates that all laws come from Allah, they can put all the warm and cuddly boilerplate in their constitution to appease the credulous infidels, but since Sharia is going to be the law of the land, it will be another oppressive theocracy. Plus, with Islam the official religion of the state, you can be sure that all other religions will be oppressed, as specifically stipulated by Sharia.

Later in the document there is another interesting statement. Article (10) states:

The extradition of political refugees shall be prohibited. The State shall guarantee the right of asylum.

At first, I did not think too much of this, although it seemed a little strange. But then, while reading The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, I noticed a particular paragraph that was referring to how Barack Obama had tried to help fellow Marxist Raila Odinga win the presidency of Kenya a few years ago. (Odinga actually named his son Fidel!) Odinga was an Islamist, and wanted to turn Kenya into an Islamist state. He lost the election, but then went on the war path in Kenya causing massive loss of life and property. But, the specific paragraph in the book (p69) that got my attention was related to how Odinga was opposed to his opponent’s (and presidential winner) policy of cooperation with the United States in its war on terror.

Odinga campaigned against the Kibaki government’s cooperation with the U.S. war on terror, making an issue out of the extradition of a group of accused Al-Qaeda operative, some of whom the Odinga camp maintained were innocent. “Our government will not be held at ransom to extradite Muslims to foreign lands,” thundered Odinga at a campaign rally. And with Muslim kenyans, the message resonated: “Islamic outrage,” observed Joshua Hammer of The New York Times, “had placed the incumbent, Kibaki, on the defensive and provided Raila Odinga with a tool to rally the support of Kenya’s Muslims”

Thus, the new constitution of Libya (if genuine) will institutionalize and legalize the protection of terrorists. Not too surprising if many of the “rebels” are members of Al Qaeda and other Islamist and jihadist groups.


  1. pat says:

    its a fake retard its not 2011 under sharia and its certainly not AD… Yellowcake anyone I’m glad you boys were hounded out of the pentagon – enough of your ignorant attempts to manipulate reality LOL

  2. david brown says:

    it will definitely be an islamic state. women rights will trampled under foot. the average libyan will now have to pay for electricity, housing, education and health, as their country is looted . it will be a fragmented society at war. if i was gadaffi i would lay low for a while and let them kill each other and bring total misery to the people of libya. the old regime will be back in power within a few years. most libyans support gadaffi. unlike saddam and other tyrants. america actually has a worse human rights record than gadaffi. and they have the gall to preach. natos part in this will not be forgotten. their days of murder and plunder are over

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