By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 24 June 2016:
The League of Libyan Ulema has called for a full investigation into this week’s killings at Garabulli and for those found to be responsible rigorously punished. It also called for ideologically-based militias wherever they are from to be supressed and replaced by the army and the police.
As well as three hadiths forbidding the slaying of believers, it quoted verse 93 of chapter 4 (Al-Nisa – The Women) of the Koran:
But whoever kills a believer intentionally – his recompense is Hell, wherein he will abide eternally, and Allah has become angry with him and has cursed him and has prepared for him a great punishment
The League again condemned a number of rulings that had come from the Dar Al-Ifta and Sadik Al-Ghariani which, it said, had incited murder and violence. They were false fatwas and had “nothing to do with the religion of mercy and tolerance”, it stated.
Earlier this week, the League’s Sheikh Omar Mawloud, who is still based in Tripoli, disassociated himself from last week’s condemnation of Ghariani, saying that he had not been consulted.
In response, the statement said that because of violence and intimidation experienced by some members of the League, and even killings, it had to continue to issue its statements from Beida.