Our corrupt bi-partisan elite waged an illegal war in Libya last year. Many warned that the overthrow of Qaddafi would be a mistake. The Libyan rebels were Islamists. The result of the war went as predicted and a Islamist-Sharia law state was created. Now elections are set to formally put the Muslim Brotherhood in power in Libya.
While the elections for a 200-member National Congress is unlikely to grant a majority to any one faction, the Muslim Brotherhood and its Islamist allies are confident they can join their counterparts in Tunisia and Egypt at the helm of leadership.
Negotiations between the Muslim Brotherhood and a secular-based political movement led by former interim prime minister Mahmoud Jibril have focused on forming a post-election government as soon as the result is known.
An adviser to Mr Jibril said the former prime minister was likely to take the post of figurehead president with Mustafa Abu Shagour, currently interim deputy prime minister of the Muslim Brotherhood, taking the prime minister’s slot as head of government.
The outgoing National Transitional Council, which has ruled Libya since Gaddafi’s fall, announced yesterday that Islamic Sharia law should be the “main” source of legislation and that this principle should not be subject to a referendum.
“The Libyan people are attached to Islam, as a religion and legislation … As such the National Transitional Council recommends that the (next) congress make Sharia the main source of legislation,” Saleh Daroub, NTC spokesman, said.
America’s elites are the Muslim Brotherhood’s greatest allies.