Skip to comments.Egyptian Cabinet Targets Islamic Parties
Posted on 08/12/2011 8:42:54 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
Egypts caretaker junta said Thursday it will audit all political party's ahead of coming elections to ensure they conform to the nation's party formation law - in particular the prohibition of forming political party's on religious basis. The cabinet said it will review the commitment of political parties to the law, to ensure the integrity of political processes while building democracy.
The statement noted that in light of the recent conflicting slogans and foreign flags raised by some political groups, the cabinet felt that it needed to express its deep concern.
It added that the government supports maintaining Egypts national identity, in which people live in a civil state based on the Constitution, supremacy of law, social justice, equality and respect for human rights.
The move comes as the Muslim Brotherhood prepares to head a combined list of sixteen political parties going into the next elections and extremist Islamic Salafist parties prepare to run their own list.
Leading Brotherhood figures -- as well as other leading Islamist politicos -- have called for a state governed by Sharia law, and some Salafi parties raised the Saudi Arabian flag in a Tahrir Square protest on 29 July, stressing what they saw as Egypts Islamic identity.
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Egypt must not become an Islamic Republic, and I hope the army isn’t infiltrated by Salafis to the point that they realize they can’t allow it to happen either.
The “proof will be in the pudding” as they say.
They’ll threaten massive riots if they’re excluded, the cabinet will come up with some cockamamy explanation to rationalize including them, and then they’ll head a coalition government, which will magically morph into one-party rule, just like their old pal Mr. Schickelgruber did.
This is a step in the right direciton. Let’s hope they are sincere and successful in the effort to minimizereligious interference in setting up a representative government.
it will audit all political party's ahead of coming elections to ensure they conform to the nation's party formation law -- in particular the prohibition of forming political party's on religious basis