Saturday, February 16, 2013

pislamists rally against violence and for pislamic law in Egypt

Thousands of pislamists protested in Cairo on Friday against violence that has marred anti-government demonstrations, showing support for President Mahound Mursi, the Arselifter Brotherhood politician elected head of state last year
The "Together against Violence" rally was called by a hardline Salafi pislamist group that waged an armed revolt against the state in the 1990s. Al-Gama'a al-pislamiya, whose leadership renounced violence more than a decade ago, has entered mainstream politics since Hosni Mubark was overthrown in 2011
The Arselifter Brotherhood said it backed Friday's rally in a symbolic way but did not mobilize supporters for the event, meaning the numbers were smaller than at previous pislamist protests
Some of the demonstrators carried aloft banners that read: "People want an iron fist" and "Yes to pislamic law," while others chanted, "People want the law of God to be implemented"
A demonstrator, who supports the pislamic Jama'a and the Arselifter Brotherhood, holds up a koranus as he chants slogans in support of Egypt's President Mahound Mursi and the pislamic shariah around al-Nahda Square in front of Cairo University in Cairo February 15, 2013. Haven't we seen him before?
News reports here, here and here (photo). Check out the photos here and here.