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Thursday, 2 December 1976


Dr Klugman (PROSPECT, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister for Transport, upon notice:

(1)   Has his attention been drawn to a report of an interview with Colonel M. Kadhafi, the Libyan Head of State, appearing in Newsweek on 20 September 1 976 in which the Colonel is reported as saying that Libya applies Islamic Law against hijacking.

(2)   If so, can he say what is the Islamic law referred to.


Mr Nixon - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   I have seen a report of an interview with Colonel Kadhafi, the Libyan Head of State, appearing in the magazine Newsweek of 20 September 1976, in which Colonel Kadhafi is reported to have said that Libya is the only country in the world that applies Islamic law against terrorism.

(2)   As I have been unable to relate Islamic law to terrorism I am unable to give an opinion on Colonel Kadhafi 's reported comment.







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