by: John Lyons
From: The Australian
November 07, 2011
HAMZA Abu Fas is remarkably relaxed about his new role as Libya's Minister for Religious Affairs - responsible for returning to traditional sharia law after 42 years of erratic and self-interested interpretation of Islam by slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
Sitting on the floor of his lounge room in Khoms, an hour's drive from the capital, Tripoli, Professor Fas - a leading scholar on Islam and a professor in the Faculty of Law in Tripoli - talks with ease about the new Libya. "Libya was Islamic before Gaddafi, during Gaddafi and after Gaddafi," he tells The Australian.
More on the Libyan apostasy at "The Australian"