The great circle of Middle East life: Oppressive dictator overthrown -> Islamic congress installed -> Sharia law adopted -> Oppression resumes with a new face -> State-sanctioned jihad and terror expand – all by “democratic” process. It would be funny if it weren’t so pathetically sad.
Liberals boycott Egypt’s constitutional assembly
CAIRO – Egypt’s new Islamist-dominated parliament voted on Saturday to select members for a body that will draft a new constitution but liberal and leftist MPs withdrew, protesting that the nation’s diversity would not be properly represented.
We will insist on applying Sharia in Egypt, Islamist MP says
Egypt’s Construction and Development Party (CDP) “won’t give up the application of the Sharia [Islamic law]” in Egypt, an Egyptian MP representing the party told an Egyptian daily on Monday. CDP is the political party of Egypt’s al-Jamaa al-Islamiya.