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Muslim Brotherhood Says Islamic Shariah Law Must Be The Basis Of Egypt’s Constitution

| November 1, 2012


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CAIRO (TheBlaze/AP) — Egypt’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood says Islamic Shariah law must be the basis of Egypt’s new constitution, and legislation must be based on Islamic penal code.

None of all this would be remotely possible without Obama’s unending and tireless support of the Muslim Brotherhood. Remember that…

The Brotherhood said in a statement Wednesday that a country ruled by Shariah would not become a theocracy. These comments are important to monitor, considering that Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi comes from the Brotherhood. Additionally, fears about Islamists’ intentions continue to rage.

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.

Earlier this month, an op-ed by The New York Times’ Roger Cohen, the paper’s former foreign correspondent and editor, laid out his fears over a troubling line in the most recent version of the Egyptian constitution. Cohen called the issues pertaining to the document “critical” and said that, because it’s not often that constitutions are amended and changed, any problematic language must be grappled with before the proclamation is adopted.

Among the lines that has minority groups and women up in arms is article 68 of the constitution. It reads, “The state shall take all measures to establish the equality of women and men in the areas of political, cultural, economic and social life, as well as all other areas, insofar as this does not conflict with the rulings of Islamic Shariah.”

It is the latter part of this statement that has sparked some outrage and worry. While equality is called for in the opening lines of the article, the section also proclaims that it can only happen so long as it “does not conflict with the rulings of Islamic Shariah.”

This is problematic — especially if Islamists are in control, making the laws and ensuring their enforcement. If shariah is made to be malleable to theocratic goals and supportive of restrictive measures impacting women and minority groups, then the former portion of the article is null.

The constitution would be a key definer of Egypt’s government and society after last year’s ouster of longtime President Hosni Mubarak. The latest comments make it clear: The Muslim Brotherhood wants Islamic law to dominate the nation’s constitutional constructs. source – The Blaze


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9 Comments on "Muslim Brotherhood Says Islamic Shariah Law Must Be The Basis Of Egypt’s Constitution"

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  1. Jody says:

    What a joke. Shariah law = slavery. Shariah law allows rape of women and children, beating and all forms of violence, sodomy, and encourages lying to get your own way. Shariah law is everything the Western world teaches our children NOT to do. It is anti-everything. Men are kings; women are nothing. Women are not allowed to laugh in public, not allowed to sing publicly, not allowed to look a man in the eye. In other words, women are lower than dogs. Now tell me, who is surprised? Who didn’t see this coming? Even Obama knew this. Our tax dollars are propping up this corrupt, heathen regime. Five more days to suffer this fool.

  2. change my address to:

    We are looking at shariah law… That is the reason THE FATHER said to do away with all the others in Genesis.
    If the Israelites had done that God’s Prophet Samual would not have had to do away with the infidels and idolizers.

  3. Faith says:

    Herein is the real “war on women”. Obama is funding and supporting this suppression of females through Shariah Law.

  4. tommy says:

    now thats how things,HE gives them millions of us dollars to a relgion that hates the west,they should in fact answer to usa only and be duty bound to OUR law of planetary conduct,or reap the fury of our GOD cause we know there no alla just like we know pigs cant fly.

  5. Zion says:

    Let them destroy egypt again, they did it before. All for the greed of money, idolatry and power of dictatorship of who gets to live with or not. This comes against God, Jesus and Me, and We already won. And we won with things such as “Sandy” in nature taking action against greed and dictatorship of society and religion.

  6. Zion says:

    Hey Tommy, pigs did fly. See Obama’s addition of idolatry as swine flu?

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