Thousands of Islamists protest for sharia in Egypt

By REUTERS
November 9, 2012 21:53

 
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CAIRO - Thousands of Islamists rallied in Cairo on Friday to demand immediate introduction of sharia and called on President Mohamed Morsi to resist opposition to Islamic law.

Many waved banners with the words: "God's law is our constitution." The Saudi Arabian flag was seen flying over a sea of Islamist protesters.

"The people demand God's law implemented," chanted thousands of demonstrators.

Asked what implementing sharia meant for them, many said it involved eradication of corruption and loose sexual behavior, modesty in men and women's dress, and improved living conditions.

Morsi's ruling Muslim Brotherhood, which says it favors only a gradual introduction of sharia, and the ultraconservative al-Nour Party refrained from participating.

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