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Egypt’s draft constitution gives Shariah-law role to Islamic center Obama praised in 2009

Posted By admin On December 23, 2012 @ 7:41 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Neil Munro
Daily Caller [1]
Dec 23, 2012

Egypt’s new draft constitution gives a critical government role to the fundamentalist al-Azhar University, an Islamic center that was lavishly praised by President Barack Obama in his June 2009 “New Beginning” speech in Cairo.

Al-Azhar’s Islamic leadership will get to decide whether Egypt’s laws comply with Islam’s far-reaching “Shariah” laws about conduct, speech, lifestyle and religion, according to the draft constitution, which was hurriedly completed last week by a panel dominated by Islamists.

Back in 2009, Obama declared that Americans owe a debt to al-Azhar.

“It was Islam at places like al-Azhar that carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe’s Renaissance and Enlightenment,” he claimed.

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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2012/12/02/egypts-draft-constitution-gives-shariah-law-role-to-islamic-center-praised-by-obama/

[2] Egypt draft constitution may ban religious political parties – report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypt-draft-constitution-may-ban-religious-political-parties-report.html

[3] White House silent as Egypt’s president grabs power, moves toward Shariah Islamic law: http://www.prisonplanet.com/white-house-silent-as-egypt%e2%80%99s-president-grabs-power-moves-toward-shariah-islamic-law.html

[4] Libyan Draft Constitution: Sharia is ‘Principal Source of Legislation’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/libyan-draft-constitution-sharia-is-%e2%80%98principal-source-of-legislation%e2%80%99.html

[5] State Dep’t Avoids Direct Criticism of Egypt’s New Islamist Constitution: http://www.prisonplanet.com/state-dep%e2%80%99t-avoids-direct-criticism-of-egypt%e2%80%99s-new-islamist-constitution.html

[6] Obama Call for Muslim Brotherhood Role Overtaken in Egypt: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-call-for-muslim-brotherhood-role-overtaken-in-egypt.html

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