Article originally appeared in Al Jazeera, 04/09/2012
Attacks on mosques in Libya test not only the country's promising democratic debut, but also the value of tolerance.
How do these attacks represent a challenge to the newly-institutionalised democratic order in post-Gaddafi Libya?
Dr Mohamed al-Magariaf, President of the newly elected National Congress (the interim parliament), has summed up wide outrage in Libya at the attacks against a number of mosques across the country. He was correct in taking such a stand and, furthermore, holding those responsible accountable for such heinous acts.