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About That So-called Arab Spring

Word to the wise, change is not a synonym for improvement, see frying pan, fire, from Kim Sengupta and Solomon Hughes,Independent [1] (UK):

Thousands of people, including women and children, are being illegally detained by rebel militias in Libya, according to a report by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Many of the prisoners are suffering torture and systematic mistreatment while being held in private jails outside the control of the country’s new government.

The document, seen by The Independent, states that while political prisoners being held by the Gaddafi regime have been released, their places have been taken by up to 7,000 new “enemies of the state”, “disappeared” in a dysfunctional system, with no recourse to the law.

I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the Muammar Gaddafi fan club.  However I am yet to be convinced that Muslims have the inherent capacity for self-governance.   Prove me wrong.   The world would be better place for it.

Count your blessing that you live in a constitutional republic.