GNC Votes for Sharia Law

Reuters reports that Libya's General National Congress (GNC) has voted to make Sharia law the foundation of all legislation and state institutions in the country.

A special committee is to review all existing laws to guarantee that they comply with Islamic law.

The decision came shortly before a vote to form a 60-member committee that will draft the new constitution.

In an interview with The Slate, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said:

"[The law is] just for a while—to ease the tension ...

"Legislation should be done in a way that does not go against the sharia. There are different conceptions as far as sharia is concerned. There is not one single opinion. Extremists would uphold one single opinion and say this is the true path."

(Source: Reuters, The Slate)

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