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Egypt's Brotherhood: Shari'ah central

2012-10-31 22:16

Cairo - Egypt's powerful Muslim Brotherhood says Islamic Shari'ah law must be the basis of Egypt's new constitution, and legislation must be based on Islamic penal code.

The Brotherhood said in a statement on Wednesday that a country ruled by Shari'ah would not become a theocracy. President Mohammed Morsi comes from the Brotherhood.

The statement appeared to be an attempt to clarify the group's position toward the country's most contentious issue - the extent of Islamic influence in governance and legislation.

The 100-member Islamist-led panel tasked with drafting the new document has been facing heavy criticism, mostly from liberals who fear Islamization of Egypt through its work.

The constitution would be a key definer of Egypt's government and society after last year's ouster of longtime President Hosni Mubarak.

Comments
  • hannah.p.mostert - 2012-10-31 22:36

    Oh dear all those lives lost in vain when shariah law gets imposed, all that fighting a waste as religion forces them backwards

      delish7564 - 2012-10-31 22:50

      Have to agree Hannah, I don't think this is a good move at all and will only bring more trouble. I wanted to go to Egypt, but perhaps not now :(

      susanna.smit.7 - 2012-11-01 07:52

      Will they blow up the pyramids for the glory of Islam? Cleopatra must be the worst person for them to dream about at night.

      paul.anthony.dawson - 2012-12-12 18:13

      Now the poor Egyptians will see Islam in action. Get ready for live fire if you dare protest again!!

  • duncan.gill1 - 2012-10-31 22:52

    What a blow for US influence in North Africa and what about their policy of supporting Israel...more war more costs to a country already burdened by crippling financial strain..US government debt will reach ceiling of 16 Trillion Dollars by end of this year they will have to raise their debt ceiling once again to survive..government deficit running at just over one trillion dollars a financial year..this is all they need..the US ship is slowly sinking..the pumps cant keep up and their is no one that can rescue them..this is all they need for a Christmas present!

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-11-01 12:45

      What a blow to half the country , the women . Of course the Muslim Brotherhood is chock full of females , in Eqypt females hold 2% of the parlimentary seats from the brotherhood.

  • kobus.kaunda - 2012-11-01 01:06

    this was expected!the koran says that it is o.k to use deception to achieve the goals of ISLAM!the so called "arab spring" never existed.it was all a ruse to gain western support to overthrow the supposedly puppet govts of north africa to install sharia law on the continent. am pretty sure that this is not what Davey boy Cameron had in mind when he shouted to the high heavens abut the north africans ridding themselves of dictators.show of hands from all of the people who still think that removing gadaffi was the right thing to do? lIBYA will do the same,Tunisia had extremist firing weapons in the streets just today,and the police did nothing to TRY and stop them. face it folks,the world got duped by a bunch of extremist who now control all of north africa. lets hope Obama and cameron pull out of syria before the sun rises?

      adam.maither - 2013-02-10 22:01

      The extremists were trained and financed by cia. CIA duped Americans to fight Saddam with BS weapons of mass destruction story peddled by Colin Powell. This is proven deception not BS story you are peddling. Thousands of innocent women and children were murdered by Christian soldiers in the name of fighting AL qaeda.

  • scholesss - 2012-11-01 07:24

    religions should should be kept away from day to day drafting of the constitution.

  • RodinsThinker - 2012-11-02 13:41

    Yes, if you want a last chance to study some Egyptology for real, now would be a good time to go...

  • gert.swart.393 - 2012-12-12 17:38

    Is this what the loss of life of the Arab Spring produced in Egipt? Now the people are going to pray for Mubarak to be back again!

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