Egypt votes to keep Islamic law main source of Egypt’s constitution

h/t Taffy in Canada


Published: 29 November, 2012, 17:08

Egyptian protesters clash with security forces on November 29, 2012 in Cairo's Tahrir Square (AFP Photo / Mahmoud Khaled)

Egyptian protesters clash with security forces on November 29, 2012 in Cairo’s Tahrir Square (AFP Photo / Mahmoud Khaled)

Egypt’s Constituent Assembly tasked with drafting the country’s new constitution has voted to keep “the principles of sharia” law as the main source of legislation in the country.

The article’s language however, remains unchanged from the previous constitution used under the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak.

The assembly gathered on Thursday to vote on each of the new draft constitution’s 234 articles in a potential bid by the Muslim Brotherhood to contain popular anger directed at Islamist President Muhamed Morsi.

The rushed vote was unexpected, coming just a week after Morsi extended the deadline for drafting the national charter by two months. The constitution was previously scheduled to be completed by December 5.

Once voting on the draft constitution is completed, the document will then be sent to Morsi, who will then  be able to call a referendum to ratify it within two weeks.

Egypt’s Constitutional Court was set to rule on the legitimacy of the Constituent Assembly on Sunday. Thursday’s apparent fast-tracking of the process has promoted speculation the panel is pushing through the draft constitution in case the court moves to dissolve the panel.

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3 Replies to “Egypt votes to keep Islamic law main source of Egypt’s constitution”

  1. Bye bye beach tourists, bye bye pyramids. Egypt you have just stuffed yourself!
    Islam is now going to do what Islam does best – fuck up economies, make people miserable and throw society back into the dark ages. Isn’t Allah great?

  2. Well good old Mohammed just left the taqqiya of Mecca, and entered the conquer phase of Medina. Is anyone surprised he has gained power now?

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