Egyptian Lawmakers Include Sharia Law in New Constitution

What a complete shock…
Egyptian lawmakers have included Sharia law in the country’s new and improved constitution.

Egypt’s Constitutional Court starts a voting session on the document’s final draft. (AFP)

Al-Aarabiya reported

Egypt’s Constituent Assembly decided on Thursday to keep “principles of sharia” or Islamic law as the main source of legislation, leaving the article’s language unchanged from the previous constitution.

The issue was the subject of a long dispute between hardline Salafi Islamists and liberals in the assembly which will vote on each of 234 articles in the draft constitution before it is sent to President Mohamed Mursi for approval. After that, Mursi must put it to a popular referendum.

The body writing Egypt’s new constitution began a session to vote on a final draft on Thursday, a move President Mohamed Mursi’s allies in the Muslim Brotherhood hope will help end a crisis prompted by a decree expanding his powers.

The constitutional panel is voting on the constitution article by article.

Mursi is expected to call for national unity in a public address at 7.00 p.m. (1700 GMT) to ease the crisis, which has set off a week of protests and threatens to derail early signs of economic recovery from two years of turmoil.

In an interview with Time, Mursi said the majority supported his decree. But he added: “If we had a constitution, then all of what I have said or done last week will stop.”

Two people have been killed and hundreds injured in countrywide protests ignited by the decree Mursi issued last Thursday.

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  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    Well… they could’ve just enshrined the entire Koran as their constitution, like so many other countries have done, and left it like that. I mean, who is going to vote against the Koran?

  • gastorgrab

    Shariah is the social AND economic control of a community.

    Socialism claims only to want to control the flow of wealth and it lies about the social controls. The fact is, Central economic control of a nation is impossible without also practicing social control. A nation MUST compel certain behaviors in order to control the flow of wealth.

    I think the existence of ObamaCare proves my point.

  • gastorgrab

    Socialists, like Obama, cooperate with Islamist regimes because they see it as another form of socialism.

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  • Stephana

    Welcome to the latest islamic paradise!

  • Comrade J

    So to summarize what just happened Obama, like Carter before him, created an Islamist Fascist State.

    Unlike Carter before him, Obama is very happy with the outcome. As someone in his administration said April of this year :
    people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism“.

    Let’s play ‘what if’. If the president of the USA wanted to establish, or assist in establishing, a global caliphate, what would he do differently than what is Obama doing?

  • Warthog

    Great, Obama has created another Iran with twice the population. I know that they’ll eventually collapse like the Soviet Union did (all command-control economies do), I just feel sorry for the Copts and other minorities who will be getting the convert-or-die notices in the mail soon.

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    Barack’s plan after he’s done being US President is to move to Istanbul and assume the position of Grand Caliph of the Islamic World.

  • bigL

    the question should be: Is the USA becoming an islamist state? All these voters electing these
    officials that subborn new Islamist states…

  • Austin Milbarge

    Looking at the picture, can you imagine how bad it must smell in there!!

  • donh

    All who oppose please raise your hand so we can cut it off.

  • the real object of smart diplomacy.

  • Anyone Surprise by this? My prayers go to the Christians in Egypt if there’s still some left in country, its submission to will Allah or death for them….

  • bg


    keep telling you, SHARIA WAS ALWAYS THE LAW IN EGYPT, i’ve also
    posted proof to back it up time and again, as well as proof that SHARIA
    , unfortunately, all of it
    seems to be totally ignored time and again as well, so go ahead, keep
    up the farce, as if we needed to make things up to shine a bad light on
    Obama or Islamists..

    ipso facto: only truth can shine the light on the dark, for some reason
    many humans seem incapable of speaking truths, that is why God has
    a backup plan, and why i always say the truth always reveals itself..



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  • Patty


    Benghazi: Behind the scenes (Part II)



    How soon did U.S. intelligence officials know who was responsible for the attack?

    Almost immediately, if not concurrent with the attack. Every part of that area is under active aerial surveillance by the U.S. There was SIGINT or communication intercepts at the time of the attack. Then, there was even an admission by the attackers. Obama knew. Hillary knew. Clapper knew. Everyone knew, expect the American people. And you know what? The American media knew as well.

    I heard a statement that they did not admit knowledge to avoid alerting the perpetrators.

    Yes, it was said that Rice and others did not want to alert the ‘bad guys’ or tip their hand or some such nonsense, but did that mean that Susan Rice, for example, had to appear on national television and lie to every one of us, to the country? In my opinion, Rice took on the temporary job of propaganda minister for a day in exchange for a shot at Secretary of State in the future.

    You are painting quite a dire picture.

    It gets worse, much worse, and it involves real threats across the globe and even to us here in the United States. But it’s all because of our actions, the covert weapons running from Libya to Syria by way of Turkey at the direction of Barack Obama and his Saudi ‘handlers.’

    FORTY THOUSAND men, women and children are dead in Syria as a direct result of this attempt at nation building, or tearing down Assad. There are four dead Americans. We are arming some of the very people who are killing our troops. Not only are we on the wrong side of this, we are actively pushing the world to the precipice of World War III.

    We are engaged in a real war here with Iran and Syria and by extension, with Russia and China. And we are being lied to about it every step of the way. And the lies are getting worse, but so are the attempts to stop the truth from getting out.

    What do you mean?

    What do you think the recent directive issued by Obama, the one you wrote about ‘insider threats,’ is all about? Obama does not want the American people to know the truth about what is going on. He’s doubled down to stop leaks, like this. But you know what? He just might be too late, because we’re not done here. I’m not done talking, and there’s much more that needs to be exposed.

  • Patty

    Russia, China, Syria and Iran all party to the Benghazi attacks. AND OBAMA, WHEN WILL HE BE CALLED TO ANSWER ON HIS POOR LEADERSHIP.

  • bg


    re: Patty #17/#18 November 29, 2012

    re: Russia, China, Syria and Iran

    crickets.. 🙁


  • NCBOb

    Thank you Obama, Democrats and National News Media for your unconscionable behavior spouting off about an Arab Spring that anyone with a modicum of intelligence knew would come to this.