- Middle East/North Africa
Yusuf al-Qaradawi, head of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, has praised the new draft constitution, saying it provides for all Egyptians’ needs and that the people will be the final ones to approve or disapprove it.
"Egypt has never seen such constitution, neither under the royal era or the revolution,"Qaradawi posted on Twitter.
The constitution, according to Qaradawi, "includes principles and values needed by Egyptians. Even if it contains shortcomings, they could be [addressed] later."
He also addressed those who withdrew from the Constituent Assembly, saying, "You should not have withdrawn. It's your right to express your opinions freely."