CAIRO: A Salafi member of the 50-member committee tasked with amending the 2012 constitution has threatened to withdraw from the committee if any amendments are made to articles relating to the Islamic identity of the Egyptian state.
Salah Abdel-Maboud told Reuters on Tuesday although his Al-Nour party was “ready to hear from everyone, attempts to remove articles relating to the Islamic identity of the Egyptian state are unacceptable.”
He said that constitutional articles related to Islamic identity had the backing of political and national parties alike, as well as al-Azhar and the Egyptian churches during the discussions of the Constituent Commission that drafted the 2012 constitution. “Now, we want to ensure the commitment of the different parties on what we agreed upon before and not to return to square one,” he told Reuters.
Translated from Youm7