This is what they voted for. Now they’ve got it. Here again, we see Sharia looks essentially the same wherever it is implemented, contradicting the smooth lies of Islamic supremacists like Reza Aslan, who make a comfortable living telling the credulous kuffar that Sharia is so elastic as to have no content at all.
“Egypt moves to ban alcohol, belly dancing,” from the Daily Star, February 18 (thanks to Assad Elepty):
CAIRO: Two years after the Egyptian revolution that ousted President Hosni Mubarak, liberals are increasingly concerned that the ruling Islamists are out to curb personal freedoms and build a society in their own image. Nabil Abbas, the vice president of the New Urban Communities Authorities, told Reuters Sunday that the government would no longer issue licenses for the sale of alcohol in new residential settlements on the outskirts of Cairo, Alexandria and other big cities.
“NUCA has stopped renewing licenses to sell alcohol but the current ones will continue until they expire,” Abbas said.
“Representatives of the residents in new suburbs complained that the sale of alcohol leads to problems including attacking women and randomly ringing doorbells of people’s homes.”
Islamist President Mohammad Mursi’s government increased taxes on alcoholic beverages in December but then backed down after the move was criticized.
Earlier this month, an Egyptian court ordered the suspension of YouTube for a month for broadcasting a film insulting the Prophet Mohammad.
And a court in Egypt Sunday ordered a TV channel that airs belly dancing clips off the air for showing “sexually explicit” content and operating without a broadcast license. The judge Saturday said that ElTet airs ads that are “offensive” and can “arouse” viewers. The station carries advertisements for sexual enhancement products and matchmaking services.
A satirical poster circulated online Sunday in response to the alcohol curb. It listed some of Egypt’s main problems including road accidents, police brutality and poverty then showed a cartoon of Mursi dressed as Superman and that says “Must save Egypt from porn, alcohol and YouTube.”
Separately Sunday, thousands of demonstratorsblocked [sic] access to the harbor and rallied outside state buildings in Port Said Sunday, to demand justice over the deaths of dozens of people killed in anti-government riots last month.
About 60 people have been killed since late January in protests that erupted after the second anniversary of the uprising that overthrew Mubarak.
Port Said was one of three provinces where Mursi declared a 30-day state of emergency.
Opposition groups have criticized Mursi’s perceived drift toward authoritarianism, which they say fueled this year’s unrest….