Egyptian Salafists gather in Tahrir square for mass protest to demand rule by Islamic law



The Islamists who quickly took over the revolution in Cairo back in 2011 are now back to demand a Sharia-based constitution:

AHRAM ONLINE– Several thousand protesters have started gathering at Tahrir Square for a mass protest organised by Salafist forces scheduled to start after Friday’s noon prayer to demand that Egypt’s new constitution be based on the “rules of Islamic Sharia.”

Many demonstrators have arrived in chartered buses from provincial areas.

On Thursday night, protesters built a huge stage inside the square with banners demanding the enforcement of the “law of God”.

“We promise the prophet of God that we will sacrifice ourselves for the sharia of God,” read one of the banners.

The protest, which was called for by a number of Salafist groups including Al-Gamaa Islamyia and the Salafist front, also calls for the dismissal of the Prosecutor General.

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