Egyptian salafis call for Sharia, even in bloodshed

October 13, 2012 20:42


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Egypt's al-Gama'a al-Islamiya, or "Islamic Group," on Friday said it would resort to violence to ensure sharia law is adopted in the new constitution, Egypt Independent reported.

According to the news agency, the group's leader Mohamed Salah called on Egyptians to “[wage] jihad and fight in support of Sharia” and stated that al-Gama'a al-Islamiya would "fight for the application of God’s law, even if that requires bloodshed.”

He also reportedly demanded that President Mohamed Morsi issue a decree to “defeat the schemes of liberals to reject the law of God.”

Assem Abdel Meguid, leader of the Islamic group's political arm, the Building and Development Party, added that the next step will consist of mobilizing millions for jihad with their lives and money in an effort to support Sharia.

The Building and Development Party holds 13 seats in the lower house of the Egyptian Parliament. Al-Gama'a al-Islamiya is considered a terrorist organization by the US and EU.

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