Monday 24 October 2011
During a speech on Sunday 23 October, Libya’s transitional leader announced that the country’s law would be based on sharia in future. The specific example he gave was the repeal of a secular law banning polygamy in Libya. Here’s a report of the relevant section of his speech from the Daily Telegraph:
“We as a Muslim nation have taken Islamic sharia as the source of legislation, therefore any law that contradicts the principles of Islam is legally nullified,” said the NTC leader, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, adding that Libya would set up an Islamic banking system.