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Libya a 'moderate' Muslim country

Libya's interim leader on Monday sought to dispel fears that the North African nation would adopt hardline Islamic rule, a day after he declared Sharia Law the primary source for future legislation

AFP , Monday 24 Oct 2011
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"I would like to assure the international community that we as Libyans are Muslims but moderate Muslims," Mustafa Abdel Jalil said at a news conference in the eastern city of Benghazi.

On Sunday, Abdel Jalil announced that a free Libya would base its laws on sharia (Islamic jurisprudence), at a ceremony during which the country was was declared "liberated" following the capture and killing of ousted despot Muammar Gaddafi.

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