In his liberation speech, Libyan interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil said that sharia law will be the basis of legislation.

Danish Foreign Minister Villy Søvndal (SF) said in response that they mean Sharia-lite ('soft Sharia'). "When they say Sharia, they don't mean stoning women, the death sentence or veiled women", Søvndal said. "I think moreover that it can be compared with Catholic parties in Europe calling themselves Christian. It doesn't mean hardcore Christianity, but that this is their basic orientation in life."

Syrian-Danish Naser Khader, former MP for the Conservatives, criticized this statement.

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