Islamist Leads Egyptian Constitutional Panel – Women and Copts Excluded

The Coptic Christians in Egypt feared the collapse of the Mubarak government – with good reason.

A Coptic Christian supporter of President Hosni Mubarak holds the leader’s picture while praying with Muslim fellows in Cairo’s Muhandisin district on Feb. 2. (NPR)

Let’s see how our liberal media spins this…
The Egyptian Constitutional Panel excludes women and Coptic Christians.
But it does include several members of the Muslim Brotherhood group.

The American Spectator

Egypt’s military has struck a committee to write a new constitution. The exercise is expected to complete in ten days and brought before the Egyptian people for a vote in two months.

While the panel includes a member of the Muslim Brotherhood there are scarcely any Coptic Christians on the committee while women have been left off the committee altogether.

The exclusion of Coptic Christians is particularly galling when one considers the New Year’s Massacre of Copts in Alexandria which resulted in the deaths of 21 people. It seems the Egyptian military and the Muslim Brotherhood are determined to keep Coptic Christians even more marginalized in a post-Mubarak Egypt.

As to the exclusion of women, one must wonder if the Muslim Brotherhood would have participated in the committee had a woman been named to it.

An Islamist judge is leading the panel.

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