— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) January 28, 2011
Flashback January 2011:
Where are the profuse apologies from Obama, the Islamic apologists, apparatchiks and enemedia elite for this profound betrayal of freedom and justice and individual rights?
Egypt presidential candidate 'will push for sharia' By Samer al-Atrush (AFP) (hat tip David W)
CAIRO — The Muslim Brotherhood's candidate for Egypt's presidency, Khairat el-Shater, has pledged to press for the implementation of sharia (Islamic law) if elected, a Muslim think tank said on Wednesday.
Shater, whose candidacy for the May election sent political shock waves throughout the post-uprising country, said implementing the sharia was "his first and final goal," said the Legal Authority for Rights and Reform after meeting with him on Tuesday.
Shater, who stepped down as the Brotherhood's deputy leader to run, said "he would work to form a group of scholars to support parliament in achieving that goal," according to a statement on the group's website.
When asked by AFP, a senior official with Shater's campaign did not deny the statement, but clarified that Shater shared his electoral programme with the Brotherhood's political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party.
The FJP calls for an "Islamic, constitutional and democratic" state, but not a "theocracy," which it defines as rule by religious men. The Muslim Brotherhood advocates an Islamist state achieved through peaceful means.
The official said Shater, who has refused interview requests, would prioritise "democratic institution building and an economic renaissance" if elected.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, he added that Shater "is committed to the constitution and Article 2, which all Egyptians agree on."
This article was written by a Muslim (how devout, I do not know). But clearly he reports the Muslim Brotherhood propaganda word for word. We increasingly see that all of the big news orgs (AP, Reuters, etc.) have Muslims reporting on these disastrous developments. Keep that in mind when reading all of these horrible stories. You'll notice they are packaged quite benignly.