Just in case the Court doesn’t fall into line with the Sharia agenda. “Egypt’s Islamists surround Supreme Court ahead of session on constituent assembly,” from Al Arabiya, December 2 (thanks to Voice of the Copts):
Hundreds of Islamists marched towards the High Constitutional Court (HCC) in Cairo on Saturday night, ahead of a Sunday court session expected to issue a ruling on the Constituent Assembly”s legality.
Supporters of President Mohamed Mursi spent the night outside the Constitutional Court headquarters building in Cairo, as the court is scheduled on Sunday to review lawsuits demanding the dissolving of the current constituent body.
The president’s recent constitutional decree prevents the top legal body the Supreme Constitutional Court from potentially dissolving the Islamist-run constituent assembly.
In the same vain, Mursi called late on Saturday for a Dec. 15 referendum on a draft constitution and urged a national dialogue on the “concerns of the nation” as the country nears the end of the transition from Hosni Mubarak’s rule….
The constitution has taken center stage in the country’s worst political crisis since Mursi’s election in June, squaring Islamist forces against secular-leaning opponents.
Liberals, leftists and Christians walked out of the constituent assembly, leaving a largely Islamist panel in charge of drafting the charter which has been criticized for failing to represent all Egyptians.
“Mursi put to referendum a draft constitution that undermines basic freedoms & violates universal values. The struggle will continue,” tweeted leading dissident and former U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei.
Mursi addressed the nation on Saturday night following the finalization of the draft constitution, amid mass rallies in the country turning out to support and oppose the president.
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Cairo on Friday to pile pressure on Mursi after a panel dominated by fellow Islamists rushed through the controversial draft constitution….