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Group 3 - Islam in Libia

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Sophia Thurau-Gray

on 3 November 2017

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Recent Government

Origins of Islam In Libya
Arrived in Libya during the 7th century
most converted around the 11th Century
Cultural Influences
Importance of jinn
The evil eye

Religious conflicts

Islam in Government

End of Qadhdhafi’s Regime
Group 3 - Islam in Libya

Sophia Thurau-Gray, Ryan Kovensky,
Henry Tynes, & Shea Lincourt

Libya Today
Libya today
97% muslim
Majority Sunni
Strong governmental control
History of radicalism due to religious rule

Post WWII Religious leaders
1969 Muammar el-Qadhdhafi
Limit government corruption
Distribute oil wealth evenly

Government support of Islam
Religious criminal code
Orthodox members in power
Rebellion in eastern regions
militant cells
traditionally prideful and independent
Punished by Qadhdhafi

Arab Spring 2011
Qadhdhafi’s regime falls and he dies
Restrictions loosened
experiment more with
foreign culture and the consumption of western goods
Less strict rules on selling alcohol
women's fashion changed
Islam in Libyan social identity

Islam in Libyan culture

Importance of tradition and history
Maintaining sacred values
Patriarchal rule

Government difference
Attacking Sunni values
Changed calendar
Claimed to “to free Africa from Christianity”
Eliminated western connections

Conflict with Islam in Government

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