Monday, April 18, 2011

Muslim Brotherhood Leaders: We Will Implement Sharia Law in Egypt

One would think it is incumbent upon the powers that be to make sure this will not happen.  With the Obama administration courting the MB, eschewing it's violent history and buying into the canard they are moderate and against violence, that ain't gonna happen.

I will say it again: pure Islam is coming to Egypt, it is only a matter of time.

From AINA April 17

Muslim Brotherhood Leaders: We Will Implement Sharia Law in Egypt 

Mahmoud Ezzat, the Muslim Brotherhood's deputy Supreme Guide, said in a forum held in the Cairo district of Imbaba on Thursday that the group wants to establish an Islamic state after it achieves widespread popularity through its Freedom and Justice Party. Meanwhile, Brotherhood leader Saad al-Husseiny, said at the forum that the group aims to apply Islamic legislation and establish Islamic rule. His remarks rattled the leaders of several political parties, who said the statements, which were at odds with the concept of a civil state, would worry liberals.

The Coptic Orthodox Church decided to suspend its dialogue with the group after additional Brotherhood leaders said it was seeking to implement Islamic Sharia and declare Egypt an Islamic state, church sources said. The sources said the Brotherhood is trampling over the principles of equality and citizenship, and that its rhetoric changed after the 25 January revolution to adopt the language of the toppled regime.

Al-Masry Al-Youm has learned that as a result of the controversy, the church abandoned its intention to invite the group's leaders to attend Easter celebrations.

Anba Bassanti, bishop of Helwan and Maasara, gave church head Pope Shenouda III the prerogative to respond and declined to comment on the Brotherhood leaders' remarks.

Meanwhile, Abdel Maseeh Baseet, the pastor of the Church of Saint Marie in Mostorod, said he was unsurprised to hear the statements, which he believes represents the Brotherhood's true intentions. "This way of thinking is rejected both locally and internationally. The world is not ready for a Taliban-style state," he said.

Are the Taliban ready to take on the world stage in Egypt is the more salient question.

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