Morsi “will implement
God’s Allah’s rule on Earth.”
Egypt’s conservative Muslims rally, demanding sharia
Man, we really gotta crack down on those ‘conservatives’, they’re all the same, everywhere. Or are they?
Dressed in the long traditional shirt-like gelabiya, some accompanied by wives shrouded in black except for their eyes, these men were demanding that Egypt’s new constitution be based on the rulings of Islamic law, or sharia, including the criminal provisions that the hand of a thief be cut off or a woman be stoned to death for adultery in some cases. Many arrived by the van load from outlying provinces, carrying the black flag of Islam and chanting: “Sharia is our constitution.”
“The Koran is above the constitution,”- “Bread, freedom, sharia,” said another sign, with the word sharia replacing a call for “social reform” central to last year’s uprising. (Freedom and sharia are hardly compatible, and who needs ‘social reform’ when you got Islam already? These people are brain-dead animals.)
Islamic Leader Praises Zawahiri, Calls for Shariah Law in Egypt
Headbanger gallery: The members of Egypt’s constitution committee meet at the Shura Council in Cairo, Sept. 11, 2012.
Rifai Taha, the former president of Gamaa Islamiyya’s Shura council in Egypt, said that al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri should be praised and called on Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to allow Zawahiri’s return to Egypt.
In an interview with Al-Hayat, Taha spoke of his relationship with late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Taha said that bin Laden refused to target Americans in Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Bin Laden said to some of his companions — among them Taha — who were preparing a strike against the United States to force it to release Gamaa Islamiyya’s “emir,” Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman, that “preserving security and stability in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the Arab states serves Islam and the nature of the battle with the United States.” Taha considers al-Qaeda members mujahideen [holy Islamic warriors].
Taha rejects any armed action in Egypt “at this stage.” He criticized what happened in the Sinai and refused to call the perpetrators of the recent attacks “jihadists.” He called on all Islamists to rally behind President Morsi so that the Islamic project is achieved. He said that Morsi “will implement God’s rule on Earth.”
Taha insisted on the application of Shariah [Islamic] law in Egypt and divided the liberals who refused Shariah into two groups. The first reject Sharia because they don’t know what it is, he said. For those, Taha said there is a duty to introduce them to Shariah.
The second group know that Shariah law is right. He called the latter group “recalcitrants who have deviated from God’s religion,” but that dialogue should be held with them before such a judgment is passed. He said Al-Azhar scholars should be the ones responsible for implementing Shariah.
He criticized relations with Israel as “abnormal,” but chose to leave the matter to public opinion.
Taha led the armed struggle against Hosni Mubarak’s regime in the 1980s and 1990s. Taha said that imprisoning Mubarak is better than killing him and that the decision to kill late President Anwar Sadat was proper.