"I think what's happening in Turkey, I think, this is the model, I think, we are thinking to have in Libya, too," Zaarug added.Their rightful role under sharia is to be subservient and second class (and minus a sexual organ or two).
Zaarug says Libya needs a strong central government with an Islamist approach to ensure order and justice as well as freedom, and he says the policy priorities should include education and economic development.
Zaarug also says women should be guaranteed equal rights. But not everyone agrees. Campaign posters for some of the 625 female candidates have been defaced.
However, all of the women have stressed their Islamic credentials in their advertising, including teacher Eman Almagrbe, an independent candidate from a working-class neighborhood. Her top priority is education, but she also wants voters to know she has been endorsed by a famous Islamist activist.
"The people who encouraged me and other women to go into politics, and provided real support, are the genuine Muslims who want women to play their rightful role," said Almagrbe...
Ain't "democracy" grand?
|Libyan chicks--one of whom, like posters of women candidates, has been "de-faced"--exercise their democratic perogative|