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Reader comment on item: What's the Goal in Libya?

Submitted by Naushad Omar (South Africa), Jun 18, 2011 at 13:06

If you have lived under a tyranny like Libya, then you will realize how desperate the Libyans are for freedom from repression and the nefarious street and town committees. All Libyans are united against Gaddafi's tyrannical rule. They would not be prepared to countenance, for one extra minute, a Tripolitania ruled by the brother leader.

Libya will also be the first example of a multi-party, islamic democracy (although the interim leaders are singing the secular tune) driven by the people and not by the clergy. There is no elevated status for clergy in the Koran and the Shariah definetely needs to be modernized. This will be a difficult task, but much more preferable to Gaddafi's green book tyranny.

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