“There’s really no such thing as just Sharia, it’s not one monolithic Continuum – Sharia is understood in thousands of different ways over the 1,500 years in which multiple and competing schools of law have tried to construct some kind of civic penal and family law code that would abide by Islamic values and principles, it’s understood in many different ways…” — Reza Aslan
And yet whenever we see Sharia implemented, it looks the same. Now, why is that?
CAIRO, Dec. 17 (UPI) — Members of the Hazemoun and Ahrar movements attacked people at cafes in Cairo, chanting “Sharia is lifestyle,” witnesses said.
Several people were injured during Saturday’s attack, including political activists known for frequenting the cafes, witnesses told al-Shorouk newspaper. They said the attackers fired birdshot and launched fireworks.
Hazemoun is comprised of former presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail’s supporters, and Ahrar is a self-styled vigilante youth group that promotes public virtue, Egypt Independent reported.