Fatwa House: Elections with flawed laws will lead to new round of conflict

Fatwa House: Elections with flawed laws will lead to new round of conflict

December 05, 2021 - 11:39
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Fatwa House has warned that going to the elections with flawed laws would only lead to more division and conflict.

In a statement Saturday, The Sharia Research and Studies Council of the Fatwa House said that accepting elections based on flawed laws, which one of the parties to the conflict singled out, without implementing the principle of (Shura) previously agreed upon between the warring parties will stir up strife and hostilities.

"The consequences of these laws (the elections laws) that allowed people convicted of murder and sentenced to death to run for office is a breach of trust that God has ordained."

The Council stressed that holding the "so-called elections" before the referendum on the constitution puts the fate of the country and its people at risk and a way to empower the oppressors to rule the Muslims, which is forbidden by Sharia, according to the text.

"The outcomes of any elections can not be correct with the existence of fraud in the national identification numbers, and it has been proven beyond any doubt that voter cards have been tampered with or bought and sold."

In conclusion, The Council called on all Libyans to safeguard the elections against forgery by all legitimate means and not allow them to proceed with the existing laws.