Interim PM terms Islam "only source of lawmaking in Libya"
Newly appointed Libyan Prime Minister Abdel Rahim al-Keib said his country would not model on western legislation as Islam is definitely the only source of lawmaking in Libya, Fars News reported.
"Islam will be the source of lawmaking in Libya," al-Keib said on Sunday, adding, "Islam is not the religion of extremism and radicalism provided that the real Islam is implemented."
He stressed that the new Libyan government will be a civil government which will respect human rights and different views, adding that the new ruling system of the Arab-African country will do its best to exercise justice and equality.
Libyan people have on many occasions took to the streets in capital Tripoli to voice their strong opposition to foreign interference in their country's internal affairs and to support the rule of Islam in Libya.
The Libyan demonstrators carried placards and shouted "No to East, No to West, Libya is one single country" to underline their national unity and strong opposition to foreign interference.
They further urged the Transitional National Council (TNC) to end foreign meddling in their country's internal affairs.
Demonstrators also vowed that they would never allow autocracy to continue in their North African state.
The development came after some secret files found in Tripoli showed that the British and US spy agencies had close ties and cooperation with Qaddafi's regime.
British and US spy agencies cooperated closely with Libya, with prisoners being offered to Muammar Qaddafi's regime under the rendition program, a report said Saturday citing the secret files.
The UK daily, Independent, said the secret documents discovered in the office of former Libyan foreign minister Mussa Kussa also show that Britain passed details of exiled opponents to Qaddafi's spies.
The cache further shows that it was the office of former Prime Minister Tony Blair that requested that a 2004 meeting with Qaddafi in Tripoli should take place in a Bedouin tent, the daily said.