Muslim Brotherhood said Wednesday it is committed to enshrining Islamic
Shariah law as the main source of a new constitution, seeking to
mollify ultraconservative Islamists who accuse the group of not
advocating strongly enough for Islamic rule.
Islamic influence in
Egypt's governance is the most inflammatory issue following last year's
ousting of longtime President Hosni Mubarak. Islamists have swept
elections since then, and the Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi is the
president—but the Brotherhood faces criticism from even more stringent
Islamists as much as from liberals.
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