(WSJ) Egypt's Islamists Rally for More Clout

Tens of thousands of people descended Friday on downtown Cairo in one of the largest Islamist demonstrations in Egypt’s history, an effort to show political unity among Muslim groups and challenge efforts to limit their power.

In the march, a broad range of Islamist groups called for the establishment of Islamic law in Egypt and protested moves by secularist politicians to prevent them from influencing the drafting of a new constitution.

Friday’s rally showed the extent to which Egypt’s constitution has become a the core point of conflict between secular and Islamist political forces in the democracy emerging from the fall of President Hosni Mubarak.

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2 comments on “(WSJ) Egypt's Islamists Rally for More Clout

  1. Capt. Father Warren says:

    Gosh darn, sure couldn’t see that coming could we??????

  2. clarin says:

    So much for the Arab spring. Looks decidedly wintry. Watch out for more attacks on Coptic Christians.
    Thanks, Barack!