Showing posts with label Libya. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Libya. Show all posts

Oct 23, 2011

Well there goes any hope for women's rights in Libya

Please see the update at the bottom of this entry. Well now, Gadhafi's dead and Libya's free, eh? Think again! In a report from Yahoo News, it's revealed the foundation of new legislation in the country is...wait for it...Sharia Law! The very idea of freedom has effectively been thrown out the window already.

This has to be a record somewhere. Gadhafi was killed just a few days back, and already the entire nation is heading for a future of female genital mutilation, honor killings, women being stoned to death for the “crime” of being a rape victim and denied an education. The speed at which Libya has denied themselves a chance at real peace, prosperity or even something so basic as liberty is amazing.

In the above-referenced news topic it reads “The transitional government leader Mustafa Abdul-Jalil set out a vision for the post-Gadhafi future with an Islamist tint, saying that Islamic Sharia law would be the 'basic source' of legislation in the country and that existing laws that contradict the teachings of Islam would be nullified. In a gesture that showed his own piety, he urged Libyans not to express their joy by firing in the air, but rather to chant 'Allahu Akbar,' or God is Great. He then stepped aside and knelt to offer a brief prayer of thanks.” Wow! You can lead a nation to opportunity, but you can't make them think. What a waste.

I suppose folks just can't find the courage within themselves to live their lives without having to rely on superstition, mythology and fairy tales. Sadly, it will be the women and children of a very rich nation who will pay the price for the intellectual laziness of their leaders. It's a sad day when people behave in such a way to lead folks like me to believe Glenn Beck might have been correct after all.

UPDATE! According to the following video, we Americans had the wrong idea about Libya under Gadhafi. We've heard all sorts of horrible things over the years, but check out the following video:


His death may be even worse than I thought. F*ck Islamofascism.
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May 11, 2011

NATO strikes on Libya and a refugee crisis (video)

In the midst of a refugee crisis of historic proportions, another airstrike by NATO forces was reported out of the capital city of Tripoli. Witnesses are stating the sound of four explosions, in quick succession, and each followed by a familiar “whooshing” noise commonly associated with cruise missiles.

According to an AP report on msnbc.com, reporters were unable to ascertain the exact targets hit today, due to not being allowed out of their hotel without government handlers. At this point, no further details on the attack are available, other than it came mere hours after the appearance of Moammar Gadhafi on television, in hopes of silencing rumors of his demise

But, along with a toppled government, and the obvious property damage, is the cost of the hardship put on the Libyan people. First, there are the deaths of hundreds, possibly thousands of soldiers and rebel fighters. Add to that, the collateral damage of the as-yet-unknown numbers of civilian casualties. Also being reported today are more than 1,000 deaths and counting of refugees while fleeing Libya.

According to the following video, UN authorities are counting an estimated 746,000 Libyan refugees. While UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres is making a plea for all of Europe to receive them, the UK is on record as wishing to not share the burden. He does also report the Swedish are showing a fast response in interviewing refugees. Over 1,000 refugees are said to have died during risky flight over water, on over-crowded boats.

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