posted on Mar, 19 2005 @ 04:15 PM
Ibrahim Jaafari, the front-runner for the Iraqi Prime Minister post, has indicated that his is committed to introducing sharia Islamic law and
federalism to his country. A recent poll of the country confirmed a commitment to the Islamic faith, but that they did not want a strict
interpretation of the laws. Such is the case in Saudi Arabia. Jaafari, stated that while Iraq should be an Muslim country, he did not want to fall
under the influence of Iran or Saudi Arabia.
IRAQ'S frontrunning Shiite candidate for prime minister, Ibrahim Jaafari, said in an interview he aimed to introduce sharia Islamic law and
federalism and confirmed Saddam Hussein would be judged by the end of the year.
"It's understandable in a country where the majority of people are Muslim," Mr Jaafari said of the Sharia law, in an interview conducted in Baghdad
due to appear in Tuesday's edition of German magazine Der Spiegel.
"Iraq should become a Muslim country but without falling under the influence of Iran or Saudi Arabia," he said.
"Everyone will have the same rights, even members of the many minor religious communities," he said, explaining there would be multiple forms of
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Its not surprising that sharia law would be followed in the new Iraq. However the degree to which it is followed will be the biggest source of
concern. It seems that the moderate tact will be taken, Jaafari indicated that women will not be required to wear a veil or the like. He also will
have to work with the Kurds as well. Its going to be interesting watching the new Iraq emerge and remake itself.