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The Libyan Revolution and Mainstream Islam

September 12, 2011

For all you starry-eyed idealists out there (I doubt any read this blog, actually, so pass it on to one you know) who hoped that the “democratic” revolution in Libya would lead to actual democracy, you may be in for a shock.

The Irish Times is reporting (via GMBDR) that the spiritual guide of the Libyan Revolution is none other than a close friend of Global Muslim Brotherhood Leader Youssuf Qaradawi:

IF ANYONE could be considered the spiritual guide of the Libyan revolution, it is Sheikh Ali Salabi. For the last six months the lightly bearded cleric has travelled between Libya and his base in Qatar, visiting rebel fighters on the front line; taking soundings from those who inhabit the country’s Islamist spectrum; contributing to discussions that resulted in the National Transitional Council’s (NTC) draft constitution…Arguably Libya’s most prominent religious scholar, Salabi has impeccable credentials within the country’s Islamist firmament. After spending much of the 1980s jailed, along with other dissidents, in Tripoli’s notorious Abu Salim prison, Salabi went into exile, first in Saudi Arabia, then Sudan, Yemen and finally Qatar, where he has been a close associate of the Muslim Brotherhood-linked cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi. [emphases mine – ed.]

As has been shown previous, the Muslim Brotherhood is no friend of freedom and democracy.  The Brotherhood in Egypt has been very outspoken about the supremacy of Qur’anic law and the fact that non-muslims need not apply.

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  1. September 12, 2011 19:29

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