Salafis call for Islamic law in Egypt protest
Salafis shout slogans demanding the implementation of the sharia in Cairo's Tahrir Square on November 2.
November 9th, 2012
07:54 AM ET

Salafis call for Islamic law in Egypt protest

Thousands of supporters of various Egyptian Salafi groups gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday calling for the immediate implementation of Islamic law.

Before midday prayers, speakers called on the government of President Mohamed Morsy to move quickly to implement Sharia. Morsy won the office as the candidate for the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Freedom and Justice Party. About 10,000 demonstrators advocating for Sharia filled the square, chanting in unison, "The people want God's law applied."

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  1. Jacob

    Definitly Obama's fault. His failure to fully support Israel has led to much confusion in the area.

    November 9, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Obama says he stands behind Israel fully. When Obama speaks he means what he says. He does not happen to be a war monger for cry babies, but when he makes the decision to go to war, he is not afraid to do so. He tries all avenues before he sends our children to war, he takes the lives of our heroes seriously.

      November 9, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    They want sharia, not a female face in the crowd. hmmmmmmmm

    November 9, 2012 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    @ Sam wrong thread.

    November 9, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    lol. Da bears have a defense, my Rams have lost alot.

    November 9, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    NOt me, and I do not eat pizza, I do not like pizza.

    November 9, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. Scottish Mama

    @LM- white head thingy, lol.

    November 9, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  7. Scottish Mama

    Notice lavender shirt with white thingy on head has his fingers in the shape of an 'L', he has only to put it on his forehead.

    November 9, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Not dazzle.

    November 9, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  9. Portland tony

    When dictators fall, all sorts of unpredictable things happen. However, the people of Egypt have every right to self matter what we think. The Israelis have nothing to do with the internal affairs of Egypt. As we have seen, western style democracy doesn't necessarily break out when a strong central government is overthrown!

    November 9, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • saywhat

      For three decades we kept the worst dictator in the region Mubarak and his ruthless security apparatus propped up in Egypt mocking our own championing of democracy and freedom. Egyptians have all the right to decide the course they want their nation to take and guide their destiny.

      November 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    Barack is doing splendidly.

    November 9, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  11. Hide Behind

    What dictatorship was overthrown in Egypt
    Can a dictator be but one man within a dictatorship, no Gods of man can rule millions by themselves.
    odd how those who worship those in power spin the word to fit within their making of a man into sainthood.
    The fact that today within the US a majority hsve chosen a man that has turned the representative government into a dictatorship by the Executive Branch and has overseen the increasing of killings and they even grant him the power to pick and chhose who to kill by his whim.
    Seems there are as many worshipers in the US calling for a different law by one.

    November 9, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Mubarak was the unelected leader of Egypt some history on how this came about. It has nothing to do with the present day American political system to which you allude! Try to stay on thread please!

      November 9, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Hide Behind

    Ever hear of the Middle East Free Trade Association.
    What about the special trade status of partnered Israeli Egyptian produced goods into US.
    What about the plans for gaza that will be partially held by a consortium om middle east and european interest of World Bank that is major egypt and Israel backed.
    Now that Israel gets its own oil pipelines from Kurdistan they have releasedthe demands upon gypts Sainai oil fields that had to supply Israels refinerys.
    Israeli and Egyptian financial military and poltucal interest are most assuredly intertwined.
    That the american public listens too much too their own voices and those above them in order to keep them blind is an over 100 billion a dollar industryAn industry that protects much larger billion dollar armament industry by all three.

    November 9, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Yes all you say is correct.....but with the military, which owns and controls most international trade products, losing status in Egypt this coalition is beginning to fall apart.

      November 9, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    Good morning all.
    Moderates are in majority in Egypt, this protest would hardly cause a stir. The Brotherhood also has shown a more conciliatory face than we expected.
    Thank God for giving President Obama the resolve to resist the madness of Netanyahu and the pressure from the regime's lobby and neo-cons on our soil or we would have found ourselves in the midst of another catastrophic war.

    November 9, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    Contrary to what we are led to believe according to a survey JStreet the American Jewish org conducted President Obama shared 73% of Jewish votes. Majority supports his stance on Arab-Israel issue and want it resolved peacefully. Most stated domestic problems as their priority.

    November 9, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |