Voting in Egypt as ‘Holy War’ to Empower Sharia

Over at Gatestone Institute (via RaymondIbrahim.com), I shed light on the recent fatwas, including from Yusuf al-Qaradawi and the authoritative Sharia Body for Rights and Reforms, which assert that it is “impermissible to vote for anyone not intending to apply Islamic Sharia, and it is obligatory to vote for those who do seek to implement it.” Yusuf even finds a Koranic verse to threaten Muslims into voting for Sharia-pushing candidates:

[…] Most recently, according to Al Wafd, last Friday, May 18, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, one of if not the most authoritative clerics in the Islamic world, “called on all Egyptians to vote for one of the Islamist candidates,” specifically naming the three Islamists, Muhammad Mursi (candidate of the Salafist party), Abd al-Mun’im Abu al-Futuh (candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing), and Muhammad al-Salim al-Awwa. Qaradawi described them as “best for Egypt” because they will “apply the Islamic Sharia and achieve justice.” Moreover, during his Friday sermon, Qaradawi said that it is “mandatory for every Egyptian to go and vote at the presidential elections,” calling it a form of “obligatory testimony” on behalf of Islam, and quoting Koran 2:283 as proof: “And do not conceal testimony, and whoever conceals it, his heart is surely sinful; and Allah knows what you do.”

Qaradawi’s position was restated yesterday, Monday May 21, when, according to Al Ahram, the Sharia Body for Rights and Reforms””one of the most powerful Islamic organizations, with members from the Muslim Brotherhood, the Salfis, and Al Azhar””issued a fatwa asserting that it is “impermissible to vote for anyone not intending to apply Islamic Sharia, and it is obligatory to vote for those who do seek to implement it,” adding that the “presidential election is a modern way of directing the state, and therefore it behooves Muslims to use it as a way to enforce Sharia.”…

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  1. says

    Voting in Egypt as ‘Holy War’ to Empower Sharia
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    Democracy is un-Islamic”except when it is a useful tool for imposing Shari’ah.

    One person, one vote, one time”more or less…