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Cruel Master Rising: Mass Protests Underway As Islamist-Led Egyptian Panel Passes Pro-Sharia, Misogynist Constitution

https://i2.wp.com/www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/news/topstories/2012/11/30/li-egypt-rally-620-03662406.jpgUPI – “CAIRO — An Islamist-led Egyptian panel Friday passed a draft Constitution amid a crisis brought on by President Mohamed Morsi declaring his rule was above the law.

The draft, which the Constituent Assembly of Egypt approved after dawn, keeps Sharia, or the moral code and religious law of Islam, as the main source of Egypt’s legislation.

Some critics said certain language could allow conservative Islamists to impose a rigid version of Sharia, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Sharia deals with many topics addressed by secular law, including crime, politics and economics. It also addresses personal matters, including diet, prayer and fasting.

In its strictest definition it is considered the infallible law of God…

The assembly approval came without the participation of liberal and Christian assembly members.

Dozens of secularists and Coptic Christians boycotted the assembly in recent months, leaving Morsi’s Freedom and Justice Party, the Muslim Brotherhood’s political arm, in control, the Times said.

The draft Constitution defines Egypt as a Muslim nation and says, for the first time in the republic’s history, Parliament must consult clerics at the revered Sunni al-Azhar Mosque, built in 970 in Islamic Cairo, on legislation ‘related to Islamic Sharia,’ the Times said.” Read more.

Egypt’s New Draft Constitution Sparks Mass Protest – “Giant crowds of protesters are packing into Cairo’s Tahrir Square and marching in other cities vowing to stop a draft constitution that Islamist allies of President Mohammed Morsi approved hours earlier in a rushed, all-night session without the participation of liberals and Christians. Anger at Morsi even spilled over into a mosque where the Islamist president joined weekly Friday prayers. In his sermon, the mosque’s preacher compared Morsi to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, saying the prophet had enjoyed vast powers as leader, giving a precedent for the same to happen now. ‘No to tyranny!’ congregants chanted, interrupting the cleric.” Read more.

Egypt’s New Constitution Limits Fundamental Freedoms and Ignores Women’s Rights – “A draft constitution approved by Egypt’s Constituent Assembly falls well short of protecting human rights and, in particular, ignores the rights of women, restricts freedom of expression in the name of protecting religion, and allows for the military trial of civilians, Amnesty International said. ‘This document, and the manner in which it has been adopted, will come as an enormous disappointment to many of the Egyptians who took to the streets to oust Hosni Mubarak and demand their rights,’ said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International.” Read more.

  1. Lee
    11/30/2012 at 3:08 PM

    When I saw the title about Misogynist Constitution could not help but think of the Aussie PM’s tirade against Tony Abbott (Leader of the Opposition) for “sexism and misogyny”. She has no clue about the attitudes towards women in other countries!


  2. 11/30/2012 at 9:44 PM

    Reblogged this on oogenhand and commented:
    More tensions within the Muslim world.


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