What do they want? SHARIA, When do they want it? NOW!
Ask privately the opinion of Egyptian Copts and secularists…and the answer would be a different one.
Bassam al-Zarqa, one of the advisors to President Mohamed Morsy, said the Egyptian people have “an overwhelming desire to implement Islamic Sharia, and not only its principles.”
Zarqa, who is the secretary of the Salafi Nour Party in Alexandria and a member of the constitution-writing assembly, told London-based Asharq Al-Awsat that while the majority of Egyptians want Islamic Sharia implemented, Article 2 of the Constitution states that only the principles of Sharia represent the main source of legislation. He said that the word “principles” may have several interpretations, including one from the Constitutional Court saying principles need conclusive evidence, which could lead to a disregard of some authentic prophetic traditions, jurisprudential rulings and even a part of the Quran.
Zarqa added that he rejected “loose descriptions.”