Egypt: Protesters demand Sharia Law implementation, tourism that respects Islam

From Al Masry Al Youm

<p>Egyptian flags flutter in Tahrir Square, where tens of thousands of citizens protest on second Friday of Rage, Cairo, May 27,2011, as they demand swift trial of former President Hosni Mubarak, his family, and members in toppled regime.</p>

Photographed by Ibrahim Zayed

Around 300 individuals gathered in Tahrir Square on Friday, chanting “Islamist, Islamist,” and calling for the implementation of Sharia Law in Egypt. Protesters also raised objections regarding tourists who “violate the people’s traditions,” and demanded closer scrutiny of those who receive permission to enter the country for tourism purposes.

The protesters, who held the banner of the “Development and Renaissance Party”, refused a civil state and attacked secularism, arguing that it does not suit the Egyptian people. They stressed that Egypt is a strictly Islamic country. A number of protesters had set up a stage at the same spot that Tahrir revolutionaries used to spread their message. A number of passers-by and street vendors gathered around the group.

The protesters called for tourism that respects cultural norms, saying Gulf tourists visit to violate Egyptian women. Foreign tourists who do not respect the Islamic traditions should also be more strictly regulated, they said.

Translated from the Arabic Edition


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3 Replies to “Egypt: Protesters demand Sharia Law implementation, tourism that respects Islam”

  1. Being a brown muzzie bastard is not easy. To live up to the name I need to behave like a complete idiot at all times.

  2. I think this is a MB affiliated group and that this group is trying to damage the economic health of Egypt.

    The purpose of the attacks against tourists in the 90s was to destroy the tourism industry and drive egypt into economic ruin to create dissatisfaction with the governement so the MB could present itself as a champion of the poor and answer to the countries economic woes.

    They think if they can make more people miserable then they will turn to them to save them.

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