10,000 Rally in Cairo, Demand Sharia Law
Israel National News reports: “More than 10,000 ultraconservative Muslims demonstrated in Tahrir Square central Cairo, demanding that Egypt’s new constitution be based on the rulings of Islamic Sharia law.
The rally was organized by a number of minority Salafi groups, but neither the Muslim Brotherhood nor the main Salafist Al-Nour party backed the protest, according to Al Jazeera.
Islamists are not in agreement over the interpretation of Islamic law and its proper place in the new constitution.
Demonstrators demanded that the panel tasked with writing the new constitution override liberal and secular objections and include language that could allow religious scholars to influence legislation.
The panel is led by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Sharia [Islamic] is our constitution and The people demand the application of God’s law, protesters chanted.
The controversy is centered on the constitution’s second amendment. The former constitution stated that the principles of Islamic Sharia are the basis of legislation. Conservative Muslims want the wording changed to state that the basis of law will be the rulings of Sharia, implying Egypt’s laws may be left to the interpretation of religious scholars ” (Sharia law is most deadly as it places four groups under a death sentence if disobeyed: 1) The sex act of unmarried girls. Its called honor killing. 2) The death of all homosexuals. 3) The slaughter of Muslim defectors. 4) The murder of all infidels all religions that are non-Islamic. This is commanded in the Koran by crucifixion, Sura 5:22; or beheading, Sura 46:4. See the next report.)
Afghan Girl’s Throat Slit Over Refusal To Wed
Sky News reports: “A 15-year-old girl in Afghanistan has been murdered after her family refused a marriage proposal.
The teenager had her throat slit as she was carrying water from a river to her village home in the northern Kunduz province.
Two men have now been arrested over the attack.
Police said one of suspects had earlier proposed to the girl but the offer had been rejected by her family.
A police spokesman added: The two men attacked her and slit her throat with a knife.
They were arrested and are in police custody.
Extreme violence against women and girls remains a major problem in the conservative Muslim nation more than a decade after US-led troops brought down the notoriously brutal Taliban Islamist regime.
Figures from Oxfam show 87% of Afghan women have experienced physical, sexual or psychological violence or forced marriage.
Last month a 20-year-old woman was beheaded by her husband’s family in the western province of Herat after she refused to become a prostitute, police said. Four people were arrested over the brutal killing ”