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No Pluralism in Libya

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Submitted by jd (United States), Oct 20, 2011 at 22:09

The Libyan Jew who returned and tried to repair an old, wrecked synagogue was driven out and treated like a criminal. Under Sharia - Islamic Law - Infidels are not permitted to repair or build new houses of worship.

Sharia may not be formally instituted - yet - in Libya, but the supremacist attitudes behind it exist as cultural barriers to pluralism and modernity.

At this point, I think that politicians like Obama or John McCain who tout Libya's democratic possibilities are living on another planet.

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