Salafis call for Islamic law in Egypt protest
Salafists shout slogans demanding the implementation of the sharia in Cairo's Tahrir Square on November 2, 2012.
November 12th, 2012
05:53 AM ET

Salafis call for Islamic law in Egypt protest

By Ben Wedeman,CNN

(CNN) - Thousands of supporters of various Egyptian Salafi groups gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday calling for the immediate implementation of Islamic law.

Before midday prayers, speakers called on the government of President Mohamed Morsy to move quickly to implement Sharia. Morsy won the office as the candidate for the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Freedom and Justice Party.

About 10,000 demonstrators advocating for Sharia filled the square, chanting in unison, "The people want God's law applied."

- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Egypt • Islam • Sharia

soundoff (121 Responses)
  1. God's Oldest Dreamer

    Get into position. Face your target and spread your legs shoulder width apart. Bend your knees slightly, shift your pelvis forward, and lean back a little. Make sure your clothing is out of the way. Lift your skirt or pull down your pants and move your underwear to one side. If your pants have a long zip you may not need to lower them. Be ready with toilet paper or cloth in one hand. Use this to clean up if the urine goes somewhere you don't want it to. With your other hand, make a “V” with the first and second finger and spread the inside of your labia minora, pulling upwards. You need to spread the inner labia so your urine will come forward in a stream and not run down your leg. By adjusting how much you pull upwards, as well as the position of your hips, you can control where the stream goes (although it'll take a bit of practice). Push your urine stream hard. To avoid dribble, avoid the temptation to urinate gently, especially when you first start. Stop your urine stream abruptly. Allow the stream to taper off naturally will create a mess. You could try the using a funnel too. 😉

    Love Lettuce,
    Love Let Us,

    November 12, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
    • Towelie

      If you are a girl trying to pee standing up, don't forget to bring a towel!

      November 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
  2. HeavenSense

    The funny thing is, this photo was taken outside a soccer game in Februarty. 79 people died in the rioting. Some blame the Muslim Brotherhood.

    November 12, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
    • Christopher Walken

      Clearly, these..men are chanting "we are number one, we are number one" and holding up their index, fingers, to show their support to their football, team. Go team.

      November 12, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
    • Corner Cafe

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      November 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
  3. William Demuth

    Seems like the exact reason we created Cluster Munitions

    Next time they gather we should spread their intestines over the entire region as a message to those who want to force their imaginary rulers down our throats.

    November 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
    • Corner Cafe

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      November 12, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
    • Rational Libertarian

      Words should be met with other words, not violence.

      November 12, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
    • Corner Cafe

      Add fresh corn or flour tortillas to your Menudo for only $2.99.

      November 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
    • William Demuth


      My Mom was in 250 Broadway (Mayors Office across from Cith Hall) Like 300 yards from WTC #7 on 9-11

      Walked away fine by pure luck

      Talk is meaningless.

      Kill them.

      November 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
    • Towelie

      If you are going to kill the terrorists, don't forget to bring a towel!

      November 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
    • Rational Libertarian

      What does violent terrorism have to do with this? These men are making a verbal demand. Verbal demands should be responded to verbally.

      November 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
    • William Demuth

      Rational Libertarian

      Not familiar with the particular sub cult are you?

      They are the driving force behind both 9-11 AND the Marine Barracks bombing in the early 80's

      My stance remains

      Kill them.

      November 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  4. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Cut off foreign aids and see how long they would keep up the growls 😉

    November 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
    • HeavenSense

      Keep the domestic AIDS though.

      November 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
  5. Satan is the best

    The photo for article makes me laugh, a bunch of Ignorant dipsh•Ts who have dedicated their lives to fairy tales. Its laughable. Same goes for all religious types, your faith in a god or prophets is a fvcking joke. As humans progress we will one day look back and laugh (or cry) at how inanely stupid religion and its followers are. What a fvcking joke (plauge) on mankind.

    November 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
    • Corner Cafe

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      November 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
  6. God's Oldest Dreamer

    About a half hour before castrating the kid, give him one adult aspirin, 0.25 cc of Banamine (prescription only), or some white willow bark tincture to help prevent pain, and 1 cc tetanus antitoxin to prevent tetanus. The kid will experience some discomfort after castration but will soon forget about it. 😉

    Love Lettuce,
    Love Let Us,

    November 12, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
    • Satan is the best

      You have done this operation on yourself first presume?

      November 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
    • God's Oldest Dreamer

      Satan, castrating your kids is an easy procedure. If you are squeamish about it, have a veterinarian or a goatkeeper friend do it for you. If you want to observe before trying it yourself, volunteer to hold the goat for the procedure. All of the methods require a helper to hold the goat. 🙂

      November 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
    • Satan is the best

      Rad. Do you eat your kids balls after said castration? Raw or cooked?

      November 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
    • God's Oldest Dreamer

      Satan, I am saddened that you are not taking this seriously. 🙁

      November 12, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
  7. Hypatia

    And we call for an end to all aid to Egypt.

    November 12, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
    • Rational Libertarian

      All aid that doesn't directly benefit us should be halted. 16 trillion debt and we're still acting like a massive charity.

      November 12, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
    • Corner Cafe

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      November 12, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
    • Satan is the best

      no beers?

      November 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
    • Corner Cafe

      Draft: Shock Top, Bud, Bud Light, Fat Tire, Stella Artois, Harp, Bass, Newcastle, Sam Adams

      Bottle: Coors, Coors Light, Heineken, Dos Equis, Pacifico, Corona, Corona Light

      Grab a bucket for only 12.99! (6 beers)

      November 12, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
  8. Christopher Walken

    I think it's just great, how, so many of the women come out, to protest, along side the men. I like that.

    November 12, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
  9. God's Oldest Dreamer

    If you haven’t already, you should learn how to make butter. It’s so simple that I believe everyone needs to do it at least once!

    To experience the best of what homemade butter can be, I only bother making it if I’ve got some extra raw cream from grass-fed cows on hand. Otherwise, I buy Kerrygold Irish Butter or Organic Valley’s Pasture Butter. Both are rich, yellow butters from grass-fed cows. They’re just not raw.

    I also like to experiment with my butter. You can make butter from sour or sweet cream, with or without salt, and with or without various herbs and spices. However you do it, the same general method is used. 🙂

    Love Lettuce,
    Love Let Us,

    November 12, 2012 at 1:09 pm |

      You like thing's to be to their natural state, or matter to be confined to it's spirit, way of Salahfist, purist to have Skinah, peace, Islam of heart in following of truth absolute GOD. way of human, not of hindu atheist, filthy self centered, some hindu's, criminals like to impose on humanity to satisfy their hindu filthy desire.

      November 12, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
    • God's Oldest Dreamer

      What do you have against butter sir? The butter is to the soul as all the goodly shortenings are in this or any time space of which we must, if consciencess resides in the inner space, enjoy the simple godly pleasures.

      November 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm |

    Be a Salahfi, follower of truth absolute in life to have Skinah, peace, Islam of heart, way of founding fathers of America and rock of American consti tution. truth absolute GOD. visit truthisthelimit.com to learn hinduism, denial of truth absolute by pot head hindu sanatans. filthy goons man god's of hinduism, racism.

    November 12, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
    • Corner Cafe

      You can have the roast beef cold or heated. Comes with a pickle, chips and Med. drink. All for only 5.99 with your discount card.

      November 12, 2012 at 1:10 pm |

      Purpose of business is to make more money, with your sale, hope you will take some money home. or you may starve your family, just to satisfy your hindu soul, ignorant desire to sell more. do not forget truth absolute, essence of trade.

      November 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
    • Corner Cafe

      If you do not have your discount card yet, please apply here.

      November 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
  11. Plumbline

    Romans 8:11.......
    But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
    .........2 Corinthians 3:6
    who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

    November 12, 2012 at 12:26 pm |

      there is no other covenant but covenant of Abraham and truth absolute GOD, rest of it is hinduism, criminality of hindu's pagans, promoter of hindu Mithra ism, filthy savior ism, labeled as Christianity. handy work of pot head hindu sanatan, filthy goon Paul, a hindu denier of truth absolute HIM, pretending to be follower of son of blessed Mary to hind, fool humanity.

      November 12, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  12. Rational Libertarian

    Arab Spring my ass. I bet most normal Egyptians are kicking themselves now. Mubarak may have embezzled billions, but he created a very liberal and secular (for that part of the world at least) society with a strong economy from the tourist trade. Now Egypt is at a crossroads, and it is very possible that it will go down the fundamentalist Islamic state path.

    November 12, 2012 at 11:41 am |
  13. niknak

    All religions are backward in nature, but islam takes the cake for backward regressive movements.
    I have spent time in a few islamic countries, and they are backward cesspools. When you meet people individually, they seem normal and some are very graceous.
    But the type of government they espouse is nothing short of total repression/regression and is not compatable with a modern civil society.
    Religion is the worst scurge ever visited upon the human race.

    November 12, 2012 at 11:38 am |
    • Rational Libertarian

      Islam didn't have the benefit of a Reformation and the whole North Africa, Middle East area never really had an Age of Enlightenment. If Christianity and the West didn't have these things, we'd be in the same boat. When you look at the laws, Christianity and Islam are virtually identical.

      November 12, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  14. Woody

    Great!!! Let's pass laws that take away all personal freedom and control everyone's lives (especially women's lives) from the cradle to the grave. The combination of desert heat and religious indoctrination turns these people into walking, talking, living, breathing morons.

    November 12, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  15. 4 More Years

    Islam Changes things... For the Worse!

    November 12, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  16. 4 More Years

    And thanx to Obama American Tax payers helped fund their move to a more radical form of Islam! What will glorious leader do n the next 4 years??

    November 12, 2012 at 11:20 am |
    • WOW

      You posted this joke on the wrong thread, it belongs on "My Take: What all those Jesus jokes tell us."

      November 12, 2012 at 11:22 am |
    • 4 More Years

      And you bozos would have had us "setting free" the Syrians so they could become more radical too...

      November 12, 2012 at 11:24 am |
    • boocat

      Oh stop whining,.....

      November 12, 2012 at 11:47 am |
    • Akira

      The POTUS isn't running to Syria's rescue...warmongering is a Romney thang...and he lost, so...suck it up and quityerbichen.

      November 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
  17. God's Oldest Dreamer

    "Only a doofus would walk with a buffoon and talk about dumb futzes", says a klutz in foolery.

    November 12, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  18. tallulah13

    Actually, it sounds like about 10,000 people want sharia law. I wonder how the rest of the 82,000,000 people who live in Egypt feel about it?

    November 12, 2012 at 10:55 am |
  19. Reality

    Only for our sister and brother Muslims:

    From the studies of Armstrong, Rushdie, Hirsi Ali, Richardson and Bayhaqi----–

    The Five Steps To Deprogram 1400 Years of Islamic Myths:

    ( –The Steps take less than two minutes to finish- simply amazing, two minutes to bring peace and rationality to over one billion lost souls- Priceless!!!)

    Are you ready?

    Using "The 77 Branches of Islamic "faith" a collection compiled by Imam Bayhaqi as a starting point. In it, he explains the essential virtues that reflect true "faith" (iman) through related Qur’anic verses and Prophetic sayings." i.e. a nice summary of the Koran and Islamic beliefs.

    The First Five of the 77 Branches:

    "1. Belief in Allah"

    aka as God, Yahweh, Zeus, Jehovah, Mother Nature, etc. should be added to your self-cleansing neurons.

    "2. To believe that everything other than Allah was non-existent. Thereafter, Allah Most High created these things and subsequently they came into existence."

    Evolution and the Big Bang or the "Gi-b G-nab" (when the universe starts to recycle) are more plausible and the "akas" for Allah should be included if you continue to be a "crea-tionist".

    "3. To believe in the existence of angels."

    A major item for neuron cleansing. Angels/de-vils are the mythical creations of ancient civilizations, e.g. Hitt-ites, to explain/define natural events, contacts with their gods, big birds, sudden winds, protectors during the dark nights, etc. No "pretty/ug-ly wingy thingies" ever visited or talked to Mohammed, Jesus, Mary or Joseph or Joe Smith. Today we would classify angels as f–airies and "tin–ker be-lls". Modern de-vils are classified as the de-mons of the de-mented.

    "4. To believe that all the heavenly books that were sent to the different prophets are true. However, apart from the Quran, all other books are not valid anymore."

    Another major item to delete. There are no books written in the spirit state of Heaven (if there is one) just as there are no angels to write/publish/distribute them. The Koran, OT, NT etc. are simply books written by humans for humans.

    Prophets were invented by ancient scribes typically to keep the un-educated masses in line. Today we call them for-tune tellers.

    Prophecies are also invali-dated by the natural/God/Allah gifts of Free Will and Future.

    "5. To believe that all the prophets are true. However, we are commanded to follow the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings
    be upon him) alone."

    Mohammed spent thirty days "fasting" (the Ramadan legend) in a hot cave before his first contact with Allah aka God etc. via a "pretty wingy thingy". Common sense demands a neuron deletion of #5. #5 is also the major source of Islamic vi-olence i.e. turning Mohammed's "fast, hunger-driven" hallu-cinations into horrible reality for unbelievers.

    Walk these Five Steps and we guarantee a complete recovery from your Islamic ways!!!!

    Unfortunately, there are not many Muslim commentators/readers on this blog so the "two-minute" cure is not getting to those who need it. If you have a Muslim friend, send him a copy and help save the world.

    Analogous steps are available at your request for deprogramming the myths of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Paganism..

    November 12, 2012 at 7:30 am |
    • Reality

      فقط للالشقيقة والمسلمين أخي

      From Google Translate:

      من دراسات ارمسترونغ، رشدي، علي هيرسي، والبيهقي ريتشاردسون ----–

      الخطوات الخمس لأبطل تأثير الخرافات من 1400 سنة الإسلامي:

      (-اتخاذ خطوات أقل من دقيقتين إلى دقيقة، والانتهاء ببساطة مذهلة-سنتين إلى إحلال السلام والعقلانية لأكثر من مليار نسمة، فقد لا تقدر بثمن!)

      هل أنت مستعد؟

      استخدام "الفروع الإسلامية 77 من" الإيمان "مجموعة الإمام البيهقي جمعتها كنقطة انطلاق. في ذلك، وهو ما يفسر الفضائل الأساسية التي تعكس صحيح" الإيمان "(إيمان) من خلال الآيات القرآنية وأحاديث نبوية ذات الصلة." أي ملخصا لطيفة من المعتقدات الإسلامية والقرآن الكريم.

      والخمسة الأولى من الفروع 77:

      "1، والإيمان بالله"

      وينبغي أن يضاف الملقب كما الله، الرب، زيوس، الرب، الطبيعة الأم، وما إلى ذلك لالخلايا العصبية الذاتية التطهير الخاص.

      "2. وإذا ما تصورنا أن كل شيء غير الله كان غير موجود. بعد ذلك، خلق الله العلي هذه الأمور لاحقا وجاء إلى حيز الوجود."

      التطور والانفجار الكبير أو "غي ب G-NAB" (عندما يبدأ الكون لإعادة تدوير) هي أكثر قبولا وينبغي إدراج "المندرجة" في سبيل الله إذا كنت لا تزال تشكل "CREA-tionist".

      "3. إلى الاعتقاد في وجود الملائكة".

      A بندا رئيسيا لتطهير الخلايا العصبية. الملائكة / دي vils-الإبداعات الأسطورية هي من الحضارات القديمة، على سبيل المثال Hitt خائبي، لشرح / تحديد الأحداث الطبيعية، والاتصالات مع آلهتهم، والطيور الكبيرة، والرياح المفاجئة، وحماة في ليالي الظلام، وما إلى ذلك لا "جميلة / UG-لاي ثينجيس افسح المجال ل" أو بزيارة أي وقت مضى تحدث إلى محمد، يسوع، مريم أو جوزيف سميث أو جو. اليوم سوف نصنف الملائكة كما airies-F و "كير القصدير يكون LLS-". وتصنف الحديثة دي vils كما دي مونس هيئة اجتثاث mented.

      "4. إذا ما تصورنا أن جميع الكتب السماوية التي تم إرسالها إلى الأنبياء مختلفة صحيحا، ولكن بصرف النظر عن القرآن الكريم، كل الكتب الأخرى غير صالحة بعد الآن."

      آخر بندا رئيسيا في حذفها. لا توجد كتب في ولاية روح السماء (إن وجد) كما لا توجد الملائكة لكتابة / نشر / توزيعها. القرآن، OT، NT وما هي ببساطة كتب من قبل البشر للبشر.

      اخترعت من قبل الأنبياء الكتبة القديمة عادة للحفاظ على الجماهير من الامم المتحدة والمتعلمين في الصف. اليوم ونحن ندعو لهم مقابل لحن فرز الأصوات.

      كما نبوءات invali مؤرخة من قبل الهدايا الطبيعية / الله / الله من الإرادة الحرة والمستقبل.

      "5. لنعتقد أن جميع الأنبياء صحيحة، ولكن ونحن أمرنا اتباع النبي محمد (عليه الصلاة والسلام
      صلى الله عليه وسلم) وحده. "

      قضى محمد ثلاثين يوما "الصيام" (أسطورة رمضان) في كهف الساخن قبل لقاءه الأول مع الله ويعرف أيضا باسم الله وما إلى ذلك من خلال "افسح المجال ل ثينغي جميلة". الحس السليم يتطلب حذف الخلايا العصبية من رقم 5. # 5 هو أيضا المصدر الرئيسي للالاسلامي VI-olence أي تحول محمد "سريع والجوع يحركها" hallu-cinations إلى واقع فظيع لغير المؤمنين.

      المشي هذه الخطوات الخمس ونحن نضمن انتعاش الكامل من طرقك الإسلامية!!

      للأسف، لا توجد العديد من المعلقين مسلم / القراء على هذا بلوق لذلك "لمدة دقيقتين" هو عدم الحصول على علاج لأولئك الذين في حاجة إليها. إذا كان لديك صديق مسلم، وإرسال نسخة منه وتساعد في إنقاذ العالم.

      خطوات مماثلة متوفرة في طلبك للحصول على deprogramming الأساطير المسيحية واليهودية والبوذية والهندوسية والوثنية ..

      November 12, 2012 at 7:31 am |

      Repeated BS of a hindu, ignorant of hindu, darkened ages.

      November 12, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  20. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    November 12, 2012 at 7:16 am |
    • hal 9001

      I'm sorry, "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things", but your assertions regarding atheism and prayer are unfounded. Using my Idiomatic Expression Equivalency module (IEE), the expression that best matches the degree to which your assertions may represent truths is: "TOTAL FAIL".

      I see that you repeat these unfounded statements with high frequency. Perhaps the following book can help you:

      I'm Told I Have Dementia: What You Can Do... Who You Can Turn to...

      November 12, 2012 at 8:08 am |
    • TrollAlert

      "Ronald Regonzo" who degenerates to:
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      "another repentant sinner" degenerates to:
      "Dodney Rangerfield" degenerates to:
      "tina" degenerates to:
      "captain america" degenerates to:
      "Atheist Hunter" degenerates to:
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      "just sayin" degenerates to:
      "ImLook'nUp" degenerates to:
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      "Chad" degenerates to
      "Bob" degenerates to
      "nope" degenerates to:
      "2357" degenerates to:
      "WOW" degenerates to:
      "fred" degenerates to:
      "!" degenerates to:
      "pervert alert" is the degenerate.

      This troll is not a christian.

      November 12, 2012 at 8:15 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs.

      November 12, 2012 at 8:20 am |
    • WOW

      @TrollAlert – Guess you made me props for being a defender in Jesus. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      November 12, 2012 at 8:31 am |
    • TrollAlert

      WOW is a degenerate and not a christian but a troll.

      November 12, 2012 at 8:32 am |
    • WOW

      @TrollAlert: Sounds like hate speech from you 🙂

      November 12, 2012 at 8:33 am |
    • HeavenSense

      Hi Prayerbot.

      November 12, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
    • Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

      See pics of me praying hard at saladandchips.com

      November 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
    • God's Oldest Dreamer

      If you haven’t already, you should learn how to make butter. It’s so simple that I believe everyone needs to do it at least once.

      To experience the best of what homemade butter can be, I only bother making it if I’ve got some extra raw cream from grass-fed cows on hand. Otherwise, I buy Kerrygold Irish Butter or Organic Valley’s Pasture Butter. Both are rich, yellow butters from grass-fed cows. They’re just not raw.

      I also like to experiment with my butter. You can make butter from sour or sweet cream, with or without salt, and with or without various herbs and spices. However you do it, the same general method is used. 🙂

      Love Lettuce,
      Love Let Us,

      November 12, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
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