“Ultraconservatives.” “Conservative Muslims.” In AP’s world, you’re a conservative if you support Sharia in Muslim countries, and a conservative if you oppose Sharia in the West.
Egyptian Islamists hold pro-Shariah protest,” from the Associated Press, November 2 (thanks to all who sent this in):
CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of ultraconservative Egyptian Islamists have held a protest in Cairo to demand the imposition of Shariah, or Islamic law.
Protesters, many of them wearing beards favored by conservative Muslims marched to Tahrir Square in central Cairo from a nearby mosque, chanting: “The people want God’s rule implemented.” A larger demonstration is planned next Friday, they say….
The second group, led by liberals, fears Islamists would turn Egypt to a theocracy where civil liberties are endangered.
Why would civil liberties be endangered by a legal system that AP otherwise assures us is benign and only resisted in the West by racists and bigots?