The women of Libya stood together with men in fighting against the regime of Mummar Gaddafi. Many were killed or wounded, and some faced the brutality of being raped because they stood up freedom. So, how are they being rewarded for being fighters for freedom? Mustafa Abdel Jialil, head of the interim government, announced that Shaira law would replace the more secular laws that currently are in effect. He also made clear the existing law which required a woman to grant permission to her husband to take another wife was null and void. “This law is contrary to Shariah and must be stopped.”
According to the hero of the revolution, it is time to put into effect a good old fashioned Muslim world in which men rule and woman obey, including become wife number 2, 3 or 4. Reporters found most female college students were furious at this decision and they also realize revolutionary rhetoric about human rights means those rights only apply to men.
So, we backed a revolution to oust another secular brutal thug and the end result is that Muslim thugs gain power and women lose their rights. Isn’t it wonderful to get rid of Saddam and Gaddafi?
I have a hunch some women in Syria now have second thoughts about ridding their nation of President Assad. He is one thug who does not allow Muslim clerics the right to impose their outdated laws!