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No, It’s Not the Same Sharia Provision
as in the Old Egyptian Constitution

PJ Media, by Andrew C. McCarthy

Original Article

Posted By:Emerson, 12/5/2012 3:03:18 PM

I’ve now been in a few debates about Egypt’s new draft constitution, which will be put to a vote next week — in fact, I debated Abbas Barzegar, an assistant professor of Islam at Georgia State University, on Sean Hannity’s radio show on Monday. As one would easily predict, it has become a key talking point of the constitution’s Islamist supporters that, in so far as concerns sharia (Islam’s societal framework and legal code), the new constitution marks no change. The new draft simply repeats, it is said, the old Sadat/Mubarak-era constitution’s stipulation that the “principles of sharia” govern.

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McCarthy contends that the claim that this is the same old constitution is absurd.

Link to Barry Rubin´s summary and comments on the new Egyptian constitution is embedded in article.

      


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