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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Egypt's New Republic of Sharia Law and Attitude

Nadene Goldfoot
Egypt's history with their neighbor, Israel, has been running hot and cold. They've been in wars before 1967, and then in 1972. Sadat came to visit and speak to Israelis in 1977, and became a well loved personage.   After being in the Camp David Accords, Egypt signed a peace treaty with Israel on March 26, 1979.   Finally, after the several wars in which Egypt attacked Israel and lost, they finally had a peace made by Sadat and carried on with Mubarak.  Now that Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood has imprisoned Mubarak, we see many changes for the worst for Israel.

Morsi spouts that he is bringing Democracy to Egypt, but has not a clue as to its meaning.  He uses this word to hide behind while he institutes Sharia Law that not everyone is willing to be ruled by in Egypt.

His opponents say that the constitution allows a dictatorship of the majority--which Islamists have won with repeated election victories in the past 2 years.  We know that they have not been fair elections, and people most likely have been advised, threatened and forced to vote for him and for good measure the voting boxes were most likely illegally stuffed with Morsi's name by his party.

The charter's provisions for greater implementation of Islamic law, or Shariah, will allow only Islamists who hold the presidency like Morsi, and not other viewpoints.  In other words, it's an Islamist takeover from a secular society. In Sadat and Mubakak's day the Muslim Brotherhood was outlawed and such people as Qaradawi were banned from Egypt. Qaradawi moved to Qatar where he is a great friend of the Emir.    They will now overwhelmingly dominate the temporary legislature to restrict civil rights and limit the freedoms of minorities and women.

The opponents, with the main one being the National Salvation Front,  say that the turnout was low in the referendum, so low that only 33% turned out.  This undermines the document's legitimacy.  They are going to study Morsi's speech and decide if his dialogue between himself and other Islamists was serious or just  "theater."

The changeover to a Muslim Brotherhood rule is detrimental for Israel and could affect their peace treaty.  The Muslim Brotherhood now is ruling the Arab world's largest and most important nation; Egypt.  Their moral guide, Mohammed Badie,  says that "The Jews have dominated the land, spread corruption on earth, spilled the blood of believers and in their actions profaned holy places.  Zionists only understand the language of force and will not relent without duress.  This will happen only through holy Jihad."

Al Nabi Mansour prayed at a nationally televised service at el-Tenaim Mosque which was  attended by Egyptian President Morsi.  Futouh Abd al-Nabi Mansour, Egyptian cleric who heads the religious endowment for the Matrouh Governate said, "Oh Allah, destroy the Jews and their supporters--Oh Allah, disperse them and rend them asunder, Oh Allah, demonstrate your might and greatness upon them."  Morsi was shown on TV fervently answering "Amin" (Amen).  October 19, 2012 from MEMRI

Resource: Oregonian newspaper, 12/27/12, page A9,  Egypt's president declares beginning of "new republic" by Sarah El Deeb AP slurs

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