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Egypt’s Salafis call for implementation of Sharia law

Last Updated: Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 16:01

Cairo: Thousands of supporters of various Egyptian Salafi groups have called for the immediate implementation of Islamic law in the country.

The pro-Sharia demonstrators took to Tahrir Square in Cairo on Friday to present their demand.

According to CNN, speakers called on the government of President Mohamed Morsy to move quickly to implement Sharia.

About 10,000 demonstrators advocating for Sharia filled the square, chanting in unison, "The people want God`s law applied,” the report said.

The move comes as Egypt is formulating a new, post-revolutionary constitution and Sharia`s place in the process is highly contentious, dividing Islamists and secularists, and even Islamists themselves.

According to the report, the Muslim Brotherhood is in favor of gradual implementation of Sharia, while the Salafis want it imposed immediately.


First Published: Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 16:00
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