What a surprise. “Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood says new constitution must be based on Islamic Shariah law,” from the Associated Press, October 31 (thanks to Nichole):
CAIRO — Egypt’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood says Islamic Shariah law must be the basis of Egypt’s new constitution, and legislation must be based on Islamic penal code.
The Brotherhood said in a statement Wednesday that a country ruled by Shariah would not become a theocracy. President Mohammed Morsi comes from the Brotherhood….
Not a theocracy? Oh, well, then!
The 100-member Islamist-led panel tasked with drafting the new document has been facing heavy criticism, mostly from liberals who fear Islamization of Egypt through its work….
No kidding, really?