Egypt: how is that freedom & democracy (under sharia) coming along?

“Gradually educating the people about the truth of Islam” (MEMRI)

Reminds me a bit of Hopenchange, only worse and without stimulus money:

Our old friend Yousuf al Qaradawi must be a moderate; he insists that in the first five years there shouldn’t be any chopping off hands. ‘Gradualism’, that is. Gotta do sharia slowly……

Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: “I think [the shari’a] should be implemented gradually. This is a law of the shari’a and a law of nature. […]

“We should do things gradually. We should prepare the people, teach them. People have to learn. We have to make an effort to teach people the truth about Islam. […]

“People do not understand the shari’a properly. We have to teach people the laws of theshari’a and explain them, before anything else.

“I think that in the first five years, there should be no chopping off of hands. This period should be dedicated to teaching things.

“A transitional phase… This should be a period in which we teach people the true laws of theshari’a.

“When we find food for all the hungry, schools for all the pupils, hospitals for all the sick, homes for all those who want them, wives for all the bachelors – then we can discuss the punishment for theft. […]

“All the [presidential] candidates are good, but I support the candidacy of our brother Abd Al-Mun’im Abu Al-Futuh.”

Other offerings from Egypt:

Rape in Tahrir Square

At Tahrir Square, joy turns to fear

“They started fighting over who was going to do what,” Heather told local Egyptian news

Vlad Tepes has the story:

2 thoughts on “Egypt: how is that freedom & democracy (under sharia) coming along?”

  1. Hmm..the frog in boiling water approach.

    I guess if you started off by making it legal for rock spiders to marry and fornicate with nine year girls Sharia law would make the wrong impression on the general public.

    Better to be reasonable and talk about how it would improve the rights of muslim women.

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