New head of Coptic Church threatens to withdraw Coptic reps from Constituent Assembly
The new head of the Coptic Church threatens to withdraw Coptic representatives from the committee involved in the preparation of the new Constitution of Egypt
CAIRO. Pope Tavadros (Theodore) II, the new head of the Coptic Church, threatens to withdraw Coptic representatives from the Constituent Assembly, the Committee composed of 100 members, which is tasked with drafting a new Egyptian constitution. This was reported by the CWN Agency
Причиной столь резкой позиции новоизбранного коптского патриарха является тот факт, что новая конституция Египта предоставит еще большее значение законам шариата. The reason for such a sharp position by the newly elected Coptic Patriarch is that the new constitution of Egypt provides even greater value to sharia law. Only 5 of the 100 members of the Constituent Assembly are Coptic Christians.
Article II of the new Egyptian Constitution states: "Islam is the state religion, and the Arabic language is the official language.The principles of Islamic law are the main source of legislation."
Meanwhile, Copts fear that the Constituent Assembly may finally delete the word "principles" from this article of the constitution, which will make sharia the law of the country.
"There will be a sea of blood everywhere in the near future, if Islamic Sharia laws will not be applied," - was recently stated by Sheikh Mahmoud Amer, a prominent leader of Egyptian Salafists, whose words literally repeat the replica of a Moscow lawyer who also dreams of introducing Sharia law in Russia.
«Я обращаюсь к президенту Египта Мохаммеду Морси с просьбой гарантировать победу шариата и спасти страну от будущих кровавых сражений», — так с претензией на гуманизм мотивирует свою позицию вождь египетских салафитов. "I appeal to Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi to guarantee a victory to Sharia and save the humanist..
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