If you are ever tempted to take liberal claims to mean well at face value, consider this. Since September 11 and even before, they have sided with Muslims against the West at every opportunity. They elected the absurdly unqualified Barack Hussein Obama not only because his father was an African communist, but because they liked the sound of his name. Obama knifed our key ally Hosni Mubarak in the back, helping turn over Egypt to the Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt’s new rulers have prepared a draft constitution that is based on “principles of Islamic law.” A few highlights:
A new article states that Egypt’s most respected Islamic institution, Al-Azhar, must be consulted on any matters related to Shariah, a measure critics fear will lead to oversight of legislation by clerics.
Let’s hope the “Arab Spring” Egypt isn’t as much worse than Iran as Obama is worse than Jimmy Carter.
The draft contains no article specifically establishing equality between men and women because of disputes over the phrasing. However, it maintains that a woman must balance her duties toward family and outside work, suggesting that she can be held accountable if her public role conflicts with her family duties. No such article is mentioned for men.
Equality for women, like all liberal issues, is not really an issue. Otherwise Islam is the last thing libs would find appealing.
An article bans insulting or defaming the prophet and messengers, but is vague about what constitutes an insult, raising concerns of restrictions to freedom of expression.
When in doubt, if Al Qaeda wouldn’t like it, then don’t say it — or you might end up in jail, like a certain video producer in California.
Military tribunals will continue. There is no ban on slavery.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be pleased to learn that Egyptians took her advice not to base their constitution on ours.
On a tip from Bob Roberts.