December 3, 2012
Egypt's 'Sharia Thirst' Closer to Being Quenched?
Al Ahram, Al Jazeera (via Egypt News), and Reuters are all reporting that Egypt's Supreme Judiciary Council has announced today (Tuesday, 12/3/12) that it will appoint judges and prosecutors to supervise the constitution referendum, slated for December 15, 2012. Reuters quoted President Morsi's legal adviser, Mohamed Gadallah, who stated, The Supreme Judicial Council has met and agreed to delegate judges to oversee the constitutional referendum According to Al Ahram, Judge Samir Abou El-Maati, head of Cairo's Appeal Court, will oversee the council. Al Ahram also noted that voting to approve or reject the new constitution will take place earlier, between December 8-11, 2012, for Egyptian expatriates. As I noted previously, President Morsi and the mainstream, governing Sharia supremacists he represents, are counting on the Sharia supporting Egyptian masses to give their imprimatur to the new Constitution. The sentiments of Morsi's broad base of supporters...(Read Full Post)