The draft constitution eliminates the 2012 Muslim Brotherhood constitution’s Article 219, which defined aspects of Sharia law on which legislation could be based. Article 219 and other aspects of the 2012 constitution led many liberal and Christian leaders to boycott the Muslim Brotherhood government, culminating in popular protests and the military’s ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.This is exactly why Christians and Jews must not be taken in by how the current government in Egypt is operating. The danger of sharia is still there.
Nevertheless, remaining in the new draft constitution is Article 2, which states that the principles of Sharia are “the main source of legislation.”
Monday, December 16, 2013
SHARIA STILL EXISTS IN EGYPT'S CURRENT CONSTITUTION
Though it may have been downplayed, there's still an emphasis on sharia in Egypt's current constitution:
Posted by Avi Green at 12:54 PM