Ultraconservative Egyptian Muslims are calling for country’s new constitution to be based on ShariaIf Barack Obama, and his progressive-left allies, support the rise of the single most rigidly conservative movement in the world today, political Islam, does this not make them conservative, as well?
CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of ultraconservative Muslims are rallying in the Egyptian capital, demanding the country’s new constitution be based on the rulings of Islamic law, or Sharia.
The Islamists pouring into Cairo’s central Tahrir Square are waving black Islamic flags and chanting “God’s rule.”
Friday’s demonstration comes amid a fierce dispute between Islamists and liberals over the wording of Egypt’s new constitution, which is currently being drafted.
Can one really be considered a liberal if one supports a huge international movement that seeks the oppression of women, the slaughter of Gay people, the genocide of the Jews, and that is chasing non-Muslims out of the Middle East?
Perhaps Obama's foreign policy can best be described as conservative-left. Certainly no truly progressive or liberal political movement would dream in a million years of supporting a politics as reactionary and racist as political Islam, but there it is.
The Brotherhood calls for the genocide of the Jews and the conquest of Jerusalem and, yet, the Obama administration helped usher them into power... in the name of "democracy," no less.
Whatever else that might be, it is certainly not anything that resembles liberal or progressive politics which, by definition, must be opposed to the violent and retrograde politics of political Islam.