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Khairat el-Shater meets with Salafi clerics, stresses he would form group of religious scholars to 'help parliament' enforce Islamic law. Omar Suleiman gives up presidential bid.


Egypt jails student for insulting Islam -


Cairo authorities sentence Christian teen for six years in jail over Facebook post mocking Islam, Prophet Muhammad



Published: 04.05.12


The Muslim Brotherhood's candidate for Egypt's presidency is lobbying hard for support of ultraconservative Muslim clerics, promising them a say over legislation in the future to ensure it is in line with Islamic law, as he tries to rally the divided Islamist vote behind him.


Khairat el-Shater met for four hours Tuesday night with a panel of Salafi scholars and clerics, called the Jurisprudence Commission for Rights and Reform, trying to win their support.


The discussion focused on "the shape of the state and the implementation of Shariah," the commission said on its Facebook page Wednesday.


"El-Shater stressed that Shariah is his top and final goal and that he would work on forming a group of religious scholars to help parliament achieve this goal," the statement read. The commission is an umbrella group of Islamist factions, mostly Salafis, set up after last year's anti-Mubarak uprising.


The promise resembled an item in a 2007 political platform by the Brotherhood, when it was still a banned opposition movement. It called for parliament to consult with a body of clerics on legislation to ensure it aligns with Shariah. The proposal was met with a storm of condemnation at the time, and the Brotherhood backed off of it.


El-Shater also said he plans to implement reforms within the Interior Ministry, which had a key role in the repression of Egypt's opposition.


Earlier this week, the candidate for presidency met with a US Congress delegation in Cairo. During the meeting, Republican Congressman David Dreier said the United States would not interfere with the Egyptian people’s choice for president.


Egyptians should decide what kind of democracy they want, Dreier said, adding that El-Shater stressed his commitment to human rights and the rule of law.


A Muslim Brotherhood delegation is currently visiting the US to allay American concerns and present the movement as socially moderate.


The delegation's visit was set to culminate with a one-day conference on political Islam at the Carnegie Endowment for International peace Thursday in Washington.


POLITICO reported Wednesday that members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood met with US officials, including White House staffers.


"Following Egypt's revolution, we have broadened our engagement to include new and emerging political parties and actors," White House spokesman Tommy Vietor told POLITICO.


Meanwhile, Egypt's former spy chief and vice president Omar Suleimanannounced Wednesday he would not run for president. "The country is going through one of the most difficult and important periods in its modern history," he said in the statement.


"I tried until dawn yesterday to overcome the obstacles I faced relating to the current situation and the administrative, organizational and financial requirements to become a candidate. However, I found them to be beyond my capacity to fulfill. If I do otherwise (try to overcome these obstacles) I would be betraying the principles I've believed in my whole life. Therefore, I apologize for not responding to your call, maybe for the first time ever, due to my desire to preserve my cherished past," Suleiman added.





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An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced a 17-year-old Christian boy to three years in jail for publishing cartoons on his Facebook page that mocked Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, actions that sparked sectarian violence.


Gamal Abdou Massoud was also accused of distributing some of his cartoons to his school friends in a village in the southern city of Assiut, home to a large Christian population and the hometown of the late Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda.


"Assiut child's court ordered the jailing of Gamal Abdou Massoud... for three years after he insulted Islam and published and distributed pictures that insulted Islam and its Prophet," the court said in a statement seen by Reuters.


The cartoons, published by Massoud in December, prompted some Muslims to attack Christians. Several Christian houses were burned and several Christians were injured in the violence.

Human rights lawyer Negad al-Borai said the jail sentence was the maximum penalty under Egyptian law for such a crime.








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Added: Apr-6-2012 Occurred On: Apr-6-2012
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  • Hope egypt enjoys their new found freedom...dumb asses. shitria law. I swear, you guys are a bunch of dumb shits.

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  • How is that change working out for you all under the Muslim Brotherhood? This is just the begining, Egyptians are going to long for Mubarak days when the famine and religious ethnic cleansing begin. People get what they vote for....

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  • SURPRISE!

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  • Did anyone seriously NOT see this coming? Where's Imhotep when you need him?

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  • it's time to bring back the final solution

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  • Who cares, let them chose whoever they want, the important thing is that we don't go there when they start killing eachother.

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  • Why is the local LL pro Arab goon squad so quiet?

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  • Fucking idiots, the people of Egypt had a chance to get freedom from the tyranny they were under so what do they do, choose Shariah law..

    Totally brain dead wankers..

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  • Fuck egypt leave it to sink into the medieval sewer it will become but it's the 10 million Christians who will become targets for the salafi terrorists who will start to ethnically cleanse them from egypt even though they have been there for 700 years longer than the moslimbs.

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  • Muslim dogs

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  • "lets end war.... with Islamic law"


    LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

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  • when you try to extract a few cancer cells spread out all over the body, is fighting a loosing battle , but if the entire body is infected , the only answer is to radiate the entire body.That's really gonna be bad for those that will be silenced by these islamic lunatics.

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  • aydeo i thought you were center left? i must've been wrong

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    • @absu69

      Why are you wrong? Does a center left must support Sharia law or the Muslim brotherhood.....????

      Do you think such kind of item should be ignored....?

      My general views are,and allways had been, for the 2 state solution (or any other operative solution which will answer the Palestinain rights) and against the settelment policy. Is that consider hard-right for you...?

      Is that mean I should embrace Islam and allways be against Israel, or in favor the Arabs, like some other hard-left ov More..

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    • @aydeo you dont like a 1 state solution? With both peoples living in one state?

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    • @absu69

      Well, I could accept it in certain context, but considering the very long years resentment between the 2 nations, and the big cultural difference I really don't think it will work.

      Even that on the paper that is the best solution of all- no one will feel he lost hos homeland, the hard Jews won't feel they lost Judea and Samaria and the Palestians won't fell they lost the rest...

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  • LMAO

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  • Looks like we backed a real fucking winner

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  • The beauty of sharia is that it thins the herd

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    • @freedomfighter

      Jews? It was reported by world news agancies.

      You know, at list don't try to cover your general hate for Jews and your admire for the victory of Islam under stupid lame names as 'feeedomfighter'... lol!

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    • @MB-UK

      lol

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    • @freedomfighter
      You do know Egypt borders Israel don't you. I think they have every right to be concerned considering the relaxed relationship they previously shared.

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    • @nomadlife

      LOL!! You support sharia law only because you think it will be against Israel...

      So why won't you support Islamic laws also in your own state and in America- it will also 'fuck Israel'... LOL

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