Islamist liberalism in Egypt
The Islamic jurist Yusuf al-Qaradhawi, the popular “satellite sheik” and leading light of Egyptian Islamists, says not to worry, the Islamism the Muslim Brotherhood is about to bring to Egypt won’t be sudden or otherwise jarring. For example:
“People do not understand the shari’a properly. We have to teach people the laws of the shari’aand explain them, before anything else.
“I think that in the first five years, there should be no chopping off of hands. This period should be dedicated to teaching things.”
Too right! And among those who will be taught? Goo-goo Westerners.