Libya to be ruled by Islamic law: NTC

October 24th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Oct 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Islamic sharia law will prevail in Libya and any existing laws that contradict this will be repealed, National Transitional Council leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil said Monday.

“As an Islamic country, we have adopted Sharia as the principal law,” Jalil said at a ceremony in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Libya’s transitional government Sunday declared national liberation.

Jalil cited as an example the law on marriage. Under deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed Thursday in unclear circumstances, polygamy was banned.

“As an example is the law on divorce and marriage … This law is contrary to Sharia and it has been scrapped,” Jalil said.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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