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Islamists have postponed demonstrations previously scheduled for Friday demanding Sharia as the main source of legislation in the country’s new constitution.
Jama’a al-Islamiya leader Tarek al-Zomor said in a press conference on Tuesday, aired by Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr, that any reference to Sharia in the constitution should be complete, referring to the draft's current wording that cites the "principles of Sharia" as the main source of Egypt's laws.
Meanwhile, Muslim Brotherhood representative Azab Mostafa said the group does not oppose the demonstration, but prefers to postpone it until the release of the constitution’s final draft. He said that the Brotherhood’s support for applying Sharia is unquestionable.
Jama’a al-Islamiya had declared that it would communicate with other groups calling for demonstrations about their exact demands. The group reportedly claimed that the application of Sharia is a cause that concerns the majority of the Egyptian people.