MB Presidential Candidate Pledges to Implement Sharia in Egypt

As reported by The Washington Post today (4/4/12), recently announced Muslim Brotherhood (MB)  candidate for the Egyptian Presidency,  Dr. Khairat Al-Shater, Deputy Chairman of the MB,  has affirmed his commitment to implementing Sharia -- Islamic Law -- in post-Mubarak Egypt. Yesterday (Tuesday 4/3/12) El-Shater met with the Jurisprudence Commission for Rights and Reform. This umbrella group of Islamic scholars, including MB and Salafist party representatives, was established after last year's uprising against President Hosni Mubarak as a coalition to represent the popular traditionalist Islamic political factions. According to the  Post report, The group, called the Jurisprudence Commission for Rights and Reform, said in a posting on its Facebook page that el-Shater promised that, if elected, he would form a council of clerics to review legislation to ensure it adheres to Islamic Shariah law. Predictably, the Post also reports, "A Brotherhood spokesman could...(Read Full Post)

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