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Libyan Islamists Pushing For Strict Sharia Law Attack Sufi Mosque…
Bloomberg ^ | 11-17-11 | Christopher Stephen

Posted on 11/17/2011 8:59:12 AM PST by Driftwood1

Libyan gunmen broke into the Saif al-Nasr mosque in Tripoli early on Nov. 8, smashed open a wooden sarcophagus and removed the remains of Saif al-Nasr, a scholar who died 155 years ago, and a former imam, Hammad Zwai.

“These bodies have been moved to a Muslim cemetery,” announced graffiti on the walls, explaining the disapproval by some Islamists of the Sufi Muslim tradition of burying scholars and teachers in mosques to honor them.

Muslims pushing for a strict intepretation of Islamic law are jostling for power in the chaos that has gripped Libya since the ouster of Muammar Qaddafi, the third North African leader after those in Egypt and Tunisia to fall in the Arab Spring.

Last month protesters holding signs proclaiming “We Are Here to Purify the Honor of Tripoli” forced the early closure of the capital’s first fashion show since Qaddafi’s 42-year rule in Tripoli ended in August.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: crushislam; islam; islamicviolence; islamists; islamofascism; libya; sharia; shariah; sufi

1 posted on 11/17/2011 8:59:20 AM PST by Driftwood1
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To: Driftwood1

Thank you NATO, at least with Uncle Moe we had a paper tiger that feared the west. Now we have an enemey that hates us and they have WMDs

2 posted on 11/17/2011 9:03:45 AM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: LukeL

Yep... they have weapons that we provided, money that we have given them, and now they are flying Al Qaeda flags.

When will we ever learn?????

3 posted on 11/17/2011 9:07:56 AM PST by Driftwood1
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To: Driftwood1
The nutball Moslems in Libya have no one else to kick around so they're starting out smacking around the Sufi.

Hope the Turks are watching.

4 posted on 11/17/2011 9:12:45 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Same here. Sufism has a very strong presence in Turkey.

Hope they’re paying attention.

5 posted on 11/17/2011 9:36:51 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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