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25 Aug, 2011

Libya: Obama’s Pyrrhic Victory by Justin Raimondo — Antiwar.com

As the rebels march into Tripoli, and Gadhafi is nowhere to be found, the unelected National Transitional Council (NTC), which claims to be the only legitimate government, has already issued a draft “constitution,” one replete with references to all sorts of “rights” – free speech, assembly, democratic elections, etc. There’s just one little provision – stated right up front, in Part 1, Article 1 – that could throw a monkey-wrench into the new regime’s public relations campaign. It reads: “Islam is the Religion of the State, and the principal source of legislation is Islamic Jurisprudence (Sharia).”

via Libya: Obama’s Pyrrhic Victory by Justin Raimondo — Antiwar.com.