One of Egypt's most prominent ultraconservative Muslim clerics had
high praise for the country's draft constitution. Speaking to fellow
clerics, he said this was the charter they had long wanted, ensuring
that laws and rights would be strictly subordinated to Islamic law.
"This constitution has more complete restraints on rights than ever
existed before in any Egyptian constitution," Sheik Yasser Borhami
assured the clerics. "This will not be a democracy that can allow what
God forbids or forbid what God allows."
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