The ends justify the means, and that is what democracy is here: not the goal, but the means. For now, it is the path of least resistance to attaining power.
They have gotten up to 30% of the vote, depending on the report. A democracy is only as good as the values that inform its citizens. “Democracy is heresy, says Salafi Nour Party,” from Al-Masry Al-Youm, December 8:
Democracy is heresy because it contradicts the principle of allegiance that was used after the death of prophet Mohamed, whereby people choose their caliph once and then remain loyal to him, said the Salafi Nour Party at a rally in Giza.
The party called the campaign of the liberal Egyptian Bloc a campaign of “Zionism” and “Freemasonry.”
“We must obliterate the liberalism that was introduced by Sadat and Mubarak and reinstate the rule of Islam,” said Shaaban Darwish, a member of the party”s supreme committee.
“The liberals have corrupted political life in the last 60 years,” he added. “All they want is to protect their interests with the Americans and the Arabs.”
“When we rule, we”ll bring in a lot of money,” he said.
Sure. All those gold-colored $500 bills. Then they’ll put hotels on Park Place and Marvin Gardens.
Party candidate Adel Azazy said Islamic laws in Saudi Arabia helped reduce the crime rate substantially.