Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Tue109 2018

Last update19:14 PM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
:: Arab Revolutions > EGYPT
Beltagy: Egypt will Not Be Like Iran or Pakistan
Beltagy: Egypt will Not Be Like Iran or Pakistan
Brotherhood leader Beltagy assures that Egypt will not apply Islamic Law (Sharia) in any way similar to Iran or Pakistan, and that the country’s new constitution guarantees the right of Christian Copts in Article 3.
Tuesday, November 6,2012 18:03
IkhwanWeb

Dr. Mohamed Beltagy, Rapporteur of the Constituent Assembly (CA)’s Committee on Suggestions and Community Dialogue and Secretary-General of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) in Cairo, affirmed that: “This Constitution triumphs for Copts in a permanent and lasting way, not like an exceptional case, a temporary situation or an emergency measure".

In a press statement, Beltagy pointed that false information about Islamic law is being circulated, aimed at scaring, intimidating and turning people against Islamists and the idea of living Islam, as some liken the application of Islam in Egypt to the situation in Iran, Pakistan and other countries.

"The Constitution, for the first time, endorses the ‘Places of Worship’ law in a natural, rather than exceptional, way. This is what Copts have aspired to and demanded for so long. This is a response or a rebuff to those who say that the Constitution was written by Islamists.

"This is also the first time in Islamic history where the Constitution states that non-Muslim followers of heavenly religions have the right to appeal to their religious strictures on matters pertaining to personal status and their religious affairs. This is mentioned in Article 3 – right after the Article on Sharia (Islamic Law)."

tags: Muslim Brotherhood / MB / Beltagy / Revolution / Freedom and Justice Party / FJP / Constitution / Copts / Constituent Assembly / Islamic law
Posted in EGYPT  
Add Comment Send to Friend Print
Related Articles
Farid Ismail: More Consensus than Difference Prevail in Constitution-Writing Panel
Constitution-Writing Panel Aims to Inform Citizens and Increase Community Dialogue
Union of Egyptians in Europe Reviews Official Draft Constitution Friday
Muslim Brotherhood Clarifies Contention Points in Article 2 of Constitution
Egypt Constitution-Writing Panel: Egyptian People Will Vote on New National Charter
Beltagy: Draft Constitution and Dialogue Ensure New Charter Reflects Will of All, Not One Party
Egypt Constitution-Writing Panel to Vote on Final Draft of New National Charter in November
Beltagy: Draft Constitution First Reading Begins Wednesday
Darrag: EU Delegation Expresses Confidence in Drafting of Egypt Constitution
Constituent Assembly Secretary: Completion of Three Chapters in New Constitution Soon
Ashri: New Constitution Determines Parliamentary Elections System
October 8, Brotherhood Lawyers’ Trial for Allegedly Slandering Constitutional Court Judges
Rights Activist Urges Constitutional Court to Drop Case Against Brotherhood Lawyers
100 Freedoms Articles Drafted in Egypt’s New Constitution for All Egyptians
Farid Ismail Assures: New Constitution a Celebration of Egypt's Revolution
Darrag: Drafting of Egypt’s Constitution End of This Week
Gamal Heshmat: The 2nd Article in Egypt's Constitution is Supported by Most Egyptians
No Political Role for Military Establishment in New Egyptian Constitution, Says Brotherhood
Huda Ghaniya: New Constitution Will Make Women Worthy First-Class Citizens
Dr. Omaima Kamel: New Constitution Will Safeguard Women’s Rights in Full