Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Egypt 2.0: Draft constitution turns to Sharia law

CAIRO (AP) -- One of Egypt's most prominent ultraconservative Muslim clerics had high praise for the country's draft constitution. Speaking to fellow clerics, he said this was the charter they had long wanted, ensuring that laws and rights would be strictly subordinated to Islamic law.

"This constitution has more complete restraints on rights than ever existed before in any Egyptian constitution," Sheik Yasser Borhami assured the clerics. "This will not be a democracy that can allow what God forbids, or forbid what God allows."

Very dark days are ahead for Egypt.