Egypt: Hardline Islamists Sanction Violent Jihad And Bloodshed To Impose Sharia Law Upon Egypt
The group called on Egyptians to collect funds for what it described as a battle against ‘secularists and liberals.’
Jama’a al-Islamiya leader Mohamed Salah is a member of the Jurisprudence Commission for Rights and Reform, which is comprised of a number of Islamist figures, including Khairat al-Shater, deputy supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Salah said during a conference in the Ain Shams neighborhood that Egyptians should ‘support Islamic Sharia in the Egyptian constitution,’ and that ‘Jama’a al-Islamiya will fight for the application of God’s law, even if that requires bloodshed.’
He called on Islamist movements to organize mass demonstrations to ‘trap secularists inside the place where the Constituent Assembly holds its meetings, so that everyone knows that the people want an Islamist [state].’
He also demanded that President Mohamed Morsy issue a decree to ‘defeat the schemes of liberals to reject the law of God.’
He stressed that the referendum on the constitution in its current form is forbidden by Islam, calling on the Egyptian people to ‘[wage] jihad and fight in support of Sharia.’” Read more.